Can the US government stem the tide of ‘fake news’ in a postmodern world?

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the Guardian—Facebook faces the task of using its algorithms to fight fake news – but does it know the real problem it’s fighting against? Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the moral panic over “fake news” and “post-truth” has not abated. If anything, it has now blossomed into a full-blown culture war. Conservatives insist that their views are suppressed by Facebook and Twitter; progressives accuse the same platforms of not doing enough to crack down on hate speech and foreign manipulation of...

Can Big Tech Save Us From the Power of Government?. WhatsApp, the encrypted messaging phone app owned by Facebook, is suing Israeli tech companies for selling information on hidden vulnerabilities that allowed malicious actors to infiltrate and access private communications. The targets of the lawsuit, NSO Group and Q Cyber Technologies, are both private companies. But this lawsuit is very much about government behavior. The companies' clients include government agencies in places like Mexico, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. According to...