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Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Wake Up: Fake News Still Rampant on Facebook

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg learned the hard way that he was an unwitting dupe in the flood of fake news and conspiracy theories that flooded his social media site during the 2016 election. But he still doesn’t get it. A new study by the Poynter Institute, a non-profit school for journalism in St. Petersburg, Fla., has found that two of the leading purveyors of fake news and conspiracy theories–InfoWars and YourNewsWire– are still publishing freely on Facebook....

Facebook (Finally) Roots Out Russian Troll Farm; Russians Cry Censorship!

Facebook, under fire for a huge data breach involving Cambridge Analytica, has finally taken steps to root out a Russian troll farm that was behind dozens of fake accounts on the social media site and the source of countless “fake news” items designed to sow dissent during the 2916 election. Shockingly, the Russians protested! The nation that assassinates journalists had the audacity to decry the move as “censorship.”...
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Cannibal Cop Gilberto Valle Guilty, Or Thought Crime Victim?

Gilberto Valle, the NYPD officer who became known as the cannibal cop, even though he never actually ate anyone, was found guilty today (Mar. 12) and faces life in prison. Has justice been done, or was Valle convicted for a thought crime? It's hard to engender much sympathy for someone who fantasized about committing the worst kinds of crimes, but the question is critical in the age of the Internet....