Facebook said users will find it easier to flag fake articles on their News Feed as a hoax, and it will work with organizations such as fact-checking website Snopes, ABC News and the Associated Press to check the authenticity of stories.
Though hyper-partisan fake news stories have come from both the left and the right, Facebook entrepreneurs know that the money is in plowing the Trumpian fields. And for all the patriotic memes, foreigners are behind much of the manipulation of the American public.
Mark Zuckerberg has taken a side in the fight between Apple and the FBI in regards to the on-going issues with the San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s phone.
More and more funding for new research is coming not from government grants, but from private donors who concentrate their investments in a few hand-picked enclaves. And so big private money begets more big private money.
The United States and 18 other nations will pledge Monday to double their investment in renewable energy technology by 2020.