REAL CLEAR LIFE on the Interpersonal Divide

How Facebook and Google (and its Users) Can Fight Fake News Better

Tech companies aren’t using the right weapons to fight mistruths and prevent them from spreading.

Technology RealClearLife Staff

“This has been a long-standing tradition in journalism, but the thing that has changed is the education levels and the astuteness of the audience,” Michael Bugeja, director of Iowa State’s Journalism School told RealClearLife.

Bugeja says people are more likely to people believe false information when they passively imbibe it in the form of push alerts on their phone and posts on their social media feeds. …

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