We Already Have a
Solution to Fake News: It’s Called the First Amendment<
Oct 9, 2017 13 min read
Mr. Stepman is a contributor to The Daily Signal, the multi-media news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Stepman wrote
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, numerous media outlets ran stories claiming that many websites had published false stories that helped Trump beat Hillary Clinton.
Since then Left-leaning opinion writers have called for a solution to this alleged epidemic. The New York Times reported in January that Silicon Valley giants Facebook and Google will team up with legacy media outlets to fact-check stories and curtail the proliferation of “fake news.”
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