Facebook’s fight against fake news stops short of banning it

As Facebook continues its alleged fight against fake news, it’s been undermined this week by a comment made by an executive that makes it seem as though the company isn’t actually going to do anything about the problem. In an interview with CNN reporter Oliver Darcy, Facebook‘s head of News Feed, John Hegeman waffled on one particular topic. Darcy asked him how the company could claim to be serious about fighting fake news while still allowing Alex Jones’ Infowars to maintain a page on the site. Hegeman gave a rather confusing answer: I guess just for being false that doesn’t violate the…

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