“Fake stories are like flash grenades. If you’re three days late on a fact check, you already missed the boat”
A recent excellent article from The Guardian tackles Facebook’s promise to fight fake news. Facebook promised to tackle fake news. But the evidence shows it’s not working describes the social media giant’s inability to efficiently implement its fact checking system that relies on tagging news and prevent its spread, even if it relies on 3rd party organizations such as Associated Press, Snopes, ABC News and PolitiFact.
One key statement cited in the articles comes from Jestin Coler, a fake news writer who published highly viralized stories in websites such as NationalReport.net, USAToday.com.co, WashingtonPost.com.co:
“These stories are like flash grenades. If you’re three days late on a fact check, you already missed the boat”