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Donald Trump’s frequent railings about “fake news” have gone viral, possibly even more so than the so-called “fake news” itself.
For some, however, the proliferation of fake news on digital platforms is a serious problem. And many are asking whether it is a problem caused by the power of Facebook and Google over when, where and how we consume news.
This episode investigates the meaning of the now often used, if not abused, term “fake news”. It explores whether this is a phenomenon that relates to competition and, if so, whether it is a reflection of too little competition, or indeed, too much.
The episode features observations and insights from various commentators. If you would like to listen to the full accounts, you can find them as follows:
Vergel Santos, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners
Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed
Sally Hubbard, Capitol Forum
Mark Thompson, New York Times
Tim Wu, Columbia Law School
Featuring regular cut-through interviews with leading thinkers, movers and shakers, Competition Lore is a podcast series that engages us all in a debate about the transformative potential and risks of digitalised competition.
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