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How can the news industry deal with fake news

Media literacy campaigns, better journalism and an attack on the economy of fake news might help tackle it

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar 

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar Tips to spot fake news.” Facebook’s full-page ads across English, Gujarati and other languages recently suggest it is finally waking up to its responsibility to stop the spread of fake news. It is the echo chamber within which two billion people read, write and exchange their thoughts, news, pictures or videos every month. It has a huge role to play in how people vote, what they eat, buy and so on. People trust it and Facebook makes money from that trust. Along with Google, Facebook is the largest recipient of digital advertising in the world. Therefore, the ...

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First Published: Tue, September 26 2017. 22:40 IST
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