British newspapers want Facebook and Google investigated over fake news

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UK news publishers think they’ve found a solution for the rise of “fake news”: investigate the “duopoly” of Google and Facebook.

The News Media Association (NMA), which represents the UK newspaper industry, called on British lawmakers to grill representatives from both companies and hold them to account for spreading and profiting from the phenomenon.

Fake news, argues the NMA, is easy to produce because its creators don’t have to spend money or time on proper fact-checking or reporting — unlike real journalism. …

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Via: Mashable: Business

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