Fake news is an established problem by now, with nothing much to add to it. Other than, how do we deal with it?
We have just put out a short op-ed that was commissioned by a former editor of the NY Times, who is now the Editor-in-chief of an independent MIT magazine, Undark. We articulated the problem of digital misinformation in late 2014 and have been actively working on technological solutions since April 2015. You may be interested in seeing our Undark piece, especially, if you’ve attended our recent @Mediations talk, or if you’re following the fake news debate, in general, or our research, specifically. Please feel free to respond to us (via comments). Your thoughts matter in many ways: furthering our understanding of the phenomenon, looking out for new twists in the story, finding new swamps in the landscape… If you have an interesting example to share, please let us know! If you think we are off, please do let us know why!
The link to the op-ed article, again, is here: