Episode 096 — Sins of Commission and Omission

Ben and James discuss the fake news epidemic on Facebook, from its structural causes to its effects. Then, Facebook committed sins of omission; the tech industry ought not do the same.

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  • Ben Thompson: Fake News — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Aggregation Theory — Stratechery
  • How Teens In The Balkans Are Duping Trump Supporters With Fake News — BuzzFeed
  • Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’ — Washington Post
  • Ben Thompson: Friction — Stratechery
  • Viral Fake Election News Outperformed Real News On Facebook In Final Months Of The US Election — BuzzFeed
  • I’m a Coastal Elite From the Midwest: The Real Bubble is Rural America — Roll Call


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