Tide of fake news

How do you solve a problem like Pizzagate? Plato predicted “Pizzagate” (or rather, fake news more generally). Most Americans say fake news causes “a great deal” of confusion about current events. Nearly a quarter of Americans say they have shared fake political news. Facebook mounts effort to limit tide of fake news (and more and more). Conservatives react with skepticism and alarm to Facebook's war on “fake news”. Fake news is a convenient scapegoat, but the big 2016 problem was the real news: You can’t blame Macedonian teens for disastrously email-centric coverage. Trump, aided by fake news, wages a war on science and your children’s future.