Twitter doesn’t have the spine to ban Alex Jones
Apparently, he can spread his dangerous conspiracies as long as he doesn’t @ people.
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Despite scandals, Facebook is still raking in cash and users
But its growth has slowed down a bit.
Facebook cracks down on fake news ahead of Brazil elections
Sources say removed pages belonged to a right-wing activist group.
Russia considers fake news law that would fine social networks
Under it, websites would be responsible for deleting inaccurate user comments.
Facebook will prioritize removing fake news that incites violence
But it will only de-emphasize misinformation that doesn't encourage physical harm.
Zuckerberg: I didn’t intend to defend Holocaust deniers
He reaffirmed Facebook's goal not to ban fake news but to stop it from spreading.
Congress' social-media hearing was a ‘stupid’ sideshow
Another chance to hold Silicon Valley accountable delved in a theater of the absurd.
Twitter puts verification fixes on hold as elections loom
It wants to curb fake news before it hands out more blue checkmarks.