Most of the fake news stories are produced by scammers looking to make a quick buck. The vast majority of them take far-right positions. But a big part of the responsibility for this scourge rests with internet companies like Facebook and Google, which have made it possible for fake news to be shared nearly instantly with millions of users and have been slow to block it from their sites.
- Do nothing — keep things more or less as they are.
- Leverage algorithms and artificial intelligence — put computers to work to detect and block false stories.
- Use human curation by employees — put teams of people to work on detecting and squashing false stories.
- Use human curation by users — leverage the user base to flag and block false content.