These are things we know to be true:
Facebook is increasingly a leading news source for many Americans.
There is a crap-ton of fake and biased news on Facebook.
Here’s what people are getting wrong:
Facebook deserves all the blame.
It’s Facebook’s fault that Donald Trump is now President-Elect.
There is no defense for fake news. I hate it and lose my mind when someone shares it on social media (do you know how many times Facebookers buried Abe Vigoda or re-reported the death of a celebrity who died five years ago?). But I don’t entirely blame Facebook. Facebook is a terrible media source that should be questioned at every published syllable. Read more…