MPs call for Facebook regulation | ITV News

Published on 18 Feb 2019, 23:13
Social media networks have been told to crack down on fake news, with a new report from MPs calling it a “malicious and relentless” threat to democracy.

As a phrase, fake news has spread around the world, even reaching the upper echelons of US leadership as President Trump repeatedly uses it to hit out at his harshest critics.

Faked stories are often shared thousands of times on social media. Sometimes they have honest intent, others set out with the intention of influencing the outcome of major elections.

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