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Michigan Minds podcast: Facebook’s challenging fight against fake news

By Terry Kosdrosky

Public Engagement and Impact


Facebook is working hard to keep fake news off its platform. But it’s not an easy battle.


In this episode of Michigan Minds, School of Information professor Cliff Lampe, a leading expert and researcher on the societal and technical aspects of social media, explains just what Facebook is up against.


There’s more than one kind of fake news, and not enough people to monitor the platform in real time.So Facebook relies on algorithms, which come with their own challenges.



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