Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg is worried about the spread of ‘fake news’

17 February 2017
The founder of Facebook says he’s worried about the spread of fake news on the website.

Mark Zuckerberg has written a near 6,000-word letter saying how social media risks “fragmenting” users’ sense of reality.

He’s concerned people are living in “filter bubbles” – only seeing opinions from friends who they agree with.
Zuckerberg wrote: “For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families.

“With that foundation, our next focus will be developing the social infrastructure for community — for supporting us, for keeping us safe, for informing us, for civic engagement, and for inclusion of all.”