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The Problem with Self-Appointed Curators of Fake News
Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept has a powerful commentary about the perils of self-appointed curators ferreting out so-called “fake news.” Greenwald takes to task the Guardian for its recent article supposedly summarizing a recent interview with WikiLeaks founder Juilan Assange.
Assange: This article is about how those false claims – fabrications, really – were spread all over the internet by journalists, causing hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions) to consume false news. The purpose of this article is to underscore, yet again, that…
those who most flamboyantly denounce Fake News, and want Facebook and other tech giants to suppress content in the name of combatting it, are often the most aggressive and self-serving perpetrators of it.–Glenn Greenwald
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