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EU experts' fake news report draws false conclusions: consumer group

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By Foo Yun CheeBRUSSELS (Reuters) - A consumer group on Monday said experts appointed by the European Commission to advise on tackling fake news had ignored the business model that gave the likes of Google and Facebook a motive for disseminating it.The tech giants have come under fire in Europe for not doing enough to remove misleading or illegal content, including incitement to hatred, extremism and the online sale of counterfeit products.The EU executive will publish a non-binding policy paper on the subject in the spring.The group of 39 experts it appointed, including representatives ...

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 00:20 IST
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