After the election, once it became clear that social media played an oversize role in the viral spread of incendiary fake news — a controversy even President Obama weighed in on — many tech companies vowed to change practices. Both Google and Facebook have pulled their advertising services from fake news sites, but many, including civil rights organizations like the Anti-Defamation League, have demanded more action.
What should social media companies do to stop the spread of incorrect information? What is their responsibility as private companies to civic society? What can social media companies do to prevent misinformation from proliferating online?
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