Tech Giants Talk Efforts to Combat Hate and Fake News

Officials from Google, Twitter and Facebook testified Wednesday before a House committee on strategies for countering misinformation and terrorist propaganda on their platforms, amid President Donald Trump claiming they are trying to rig the 2020 election.

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House Panel Begins Review of Big Tech’s Market Power

Big Tech has become big politics in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday is launching its investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, starting with a look at the impact of the tech giants’ platforms on news content, the media and the spread of misinformation online.

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Study: Social Media Has Little Impact on User Beliefs

The commonly held narrative regarding social media and the 2016 presidential election is that the platforms were a den of misinformation, breeding fake news and building echo chambers. But a study published Wednesday finds Facebook and Twitter – both the focus of vitriol immediately after the election and since – actually have little influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates.

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