Sharyl Attkisson: Who Decides What News Is Fake News?

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@rcpvideo—SHARYL ATTKISSON: We've entered a brave, new world in the information age. Where it can be tough to know what's real. Now there are movements to help us sort through it all-- to teach our kids media literacy, to "curate" our information and cull out "fake news." Sounds like a good idea. After all, who doesn't want their news straight up? But what if some of those efforts are actually attempts to control the narrative? Today's cover story examines "The Curators." In January, the...

Russia has banned fake news, while also being one of the world's prime exporters of fake news. Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a new law that heavily fines those who spread those who spread what the state decides is fake news. Russia is one of the world's largest sources of fake news, and it hosts campaigns that aim to spread misinformation around the world. With this new law, Russia can ban information that it decides is false within its own borders while spreading objective falsehoods around the globe. The US and the EU accuse Russia of spreading misinformation, and Facebook has...