Facebook’s denials hid real impact of fake news campaigns on US election

Facebook’s denials hid real impact of fake news campaigns on US election

Without transparency, the political manipulation of social media can endanger this republic too

It’s been a tough week for Facebook and much of it is of its own making.

The company has been in almost continual denial for much of the past two years about its role and responsibilities in society and has been dragged into admissions it clearly didn’t want to make - while also being hauled before parliamentary committees on both sides of the Atlantic.

The denials peaked in November 2016 when Facebook chief...

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