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  • ‘It’s hurt my wallet’ — How one fake news publisher is faring after Facebook crackdown

    USA Today - 08/02/2017

    Waiting for enough users to report a particular story may take too long. By the time two fact-checking organizations research and debunk a story — even if it’s the next day — “it may be too late and the damage is done,” said David Lazer, a professor at Northeastern University who has done extensive research on fake news.

    “You have a bunch of humans that have to do their homework,” said Lazer. “That kind of system is slow and open to manipulation.”

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