In the nearly two years since the 2016 presidential election, social media companies like Facebook have started to more aggressively police accounts that don’t seem legit, and ban them where necessary, in an attempt to stop fake news from circulating. But with the 2018 midterm elections approaching, creators of fake social media accounts are using more sophisticated tactics in order to evade detection. Digital Savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech tells us what we can expect from the next wave of fake news.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– How fake news is changing
– How likely social media companies are to be able to prevent the spread of fake news
– How people can identify fake news when it hits their feed
Written by Manu Schneider.