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Nell’epoca in cui la diffusione virale di bufale rischia di mettere seriamente in pericolo i cittadini e influenza la vita democratica, un articolo di Michael LeVine su Tech.Mic riflette su come Facebook potrebbe intervenire per arginare il fenomeno.
Social media faces a new epidemic of viral hoaxes, and it’s putting America’s immediate safety and broader democratic process at risk. While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially dismissed accusations that fake news on his website swayed the opinions of millions of voters, BuzzFeed reported that a majority of Americans who see fake news believe it. Nearly two-thirds of Facebook’s 156 million American monthly active users consume news on the site. Compare that to the number of people who voted this November — an estimated 136 million — and you can see why fake news is a real problem for an election-based government.
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