Aug 24, 2017

Jon Snow: Facebook a threat to democracy

Facebook should do more to tackle the spread of "Cancerous" fake news, and help fund original journalism, newsreader Jon Snow has said. In a 50-minute speech, Mr Snow said Facebook had helped Channel 4 News find a wider audience for its reports, but left publishers at the mercy of the social network. On Wednesday evening, Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook was exploring new ways to support journalists. In a post on his Facebook profile, he said: "As more people get more of their news from places like Facebook, we have a responsibility to create an informed community and help build common understanding." "Eventually, our goal is to put a publisher's logo next to every news article on Facebook so everyone can understand more about what they're reading," he wrote.

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