The Right Way to Fight Fake News

Social media companies have been under tremendous pressure since the 2016 presidential election to do something — anything — about the proliferation of misinformation on their platforms. Companies like Facebook and YouTube have responded by applying anti-fake-news strategies that seem as if they would be effective. As a public-relations move, this is smart: The companies demonstrate that they are willing to take action, and the policies sound reasonable to the public. ….[READ]