Fake News

Both the Washington Post and the New York Times recently featured articles on “fake news” which some alleged was so widespread it elected Donald Trump. The WaPo wrote: “Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took to the social network’s website over the weekend to dispute allegations that ‘fake news’ had tilted the election for Republican Donald Trump. ‘More than 99% of what people see is authentic,’ he wrote, adding it was ‘extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election.'”

But in another Washington Post article Craig Timberg argued it was extremely consequential.