How Can Social Networks Get Rid of Misinformation and Harassment?


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Since the 2016 US presidential election, mainstream media has looked closely at the role of social media in politics. Fake news stories were rampant on Facebook around election time. Members of minority groups faced serious harassment on Twitter throughout the year, and the problem is still getting worse. And while we generally consider the internet to be a bastion of free speech, the people running those social network services decided that it was time to take action. In the wake of the election, both platforms have taken some controversial steps in an effort to better monitor and curate content. What have they done? Will they…

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