Fake News is a Moving Target: Where Will it Pop up Next?

Google and Facebook took a beating when it became clear their platforms had allowed fake news to spread. But these giants aren’t the only players on the Internet block.

By Alexandra HartMarch 16, 2017 7:38 pm,

The fallout from the 2016 election continues as technology thinkers try to wrap their minds around the rise of fake news.

Omar Gallaga, with 512 tech by the Austin American-Statesman tells us how Google and Facebook are responding to the problem of fake news, and what might come next. He says fake news producers will seek out other platforms.

“A lot of these fake news sites are going to find other avenues to take their fake news. I mean Twitter definitely lags behind in this area so we are going to see a lot of this spreading through networks like Twitter.You’re probably going to see [more fake news on] Snapchat and other places that don’t have these things in place to stamp it out.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What happened when JIgsaw’s Yasmin Green invited purveyors of fake news on stage at SXSW

– How Facebook and Google initially reacted to charges they facilitated the spread of fake news during the 2016 campaign and how the companies’ approaches have changed

– What ad-driven companies will and won’t do to address fake news