Fretting Over Fake News

“Fake news” is a real problem. Not only are social media creating a bubble in which people only talk to others with similar viewpoints, but those bubbles are also rife with factual errors.

Conspiracy theories and hoaxes have always existed. But as people spend more time reading articles or watching videos that their friends and family members share on social networks – very few of which are vetted for accuracy – dubious stories are gaining more traction than ever.

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