Stemming the Tide of Fake News

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This photograph taken in Paris Friday Dec. 2, 2016 shows stories from USA Daily News 24, a fake news site registered in Veles, Macedonia.

Journalists Sheera Frenkel and Terrence McCoy discuss their investigations into the rise of fake news, the people behind it, the people who share it and why it went viral. Terrence, Social Issues Reporter for The Washington Post, wrote, “For the ‘new yellow journalists,’ opportunity comes in clicks and bucks,” and Sheera, cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed News, has written a number of articles on fake news, including, “Germany Is Fighting Fake News On Facebook And Wants Europe Along For The Ride” and “Renegade Facebook Employees Form Task Force To Battle Fake News.”