I think we can read this can’t we?

Regulators should investigate the role of Google, Facebook and digital advertising in the spread of fake news, a media body has said.

The News Media Association (NMA), which represents national and local publishers, said the digital advertising supply chain which favours fake news and helps it to thrive was “murky at best, fraudulent at worst”.

In a recommendation to the culture, media and sport committee’s fake news inquiry, the body called for an “urgent investigation” by regulators such as Ofcom and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into its impact on Google and Facebook.

One part of an industry using whatever to cause problems for a competitive part of said industry?

8 comments on “I think we can read this can’t we?

  1. The Guardian and BBC practise “good journalism” – the promulgation of leaked and non-attributable press briefings, sometimes also called unverified gossip – rather than fake news

  2. Examples of good journalism :

    “Sources have told us”

    “we have learned ”

    ” Anti-fraud investigators said they had repeatedly warned British customs officials about the scale of the fraud. A spokesperson said”

  3. Barricade the fiction section of libraries!

    If they stop Google and Facebook, people will just get their fake news somewhere else. G/F are giving their customers what they want, else they wouldn’t be customers.

  4. Gamecock,

    “If they stop Google and Facebook, people will just get their fake news somewhere else. G/F are giving their customers what they want, else they wouldn’t be customers.”

    They (and the cabbies) are basically luddites, fighting against new technology. They think they’re fighting a) Google or b) Uber, but they’re really fighting a) very cheap ways of moving information around b) GPS, mobile phones and cheap CPU cycles. Unless you can uninvent those things, this is the future.

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