Profit behind social media fake news and propaganda

Banning fake-news sites doesn’t address the real problem: Social-media companies make big money off lies and hate.

Source: Fake News and Online Harassment Are More Than Social Media Byproducts—They’re Powerful Profit Drivers

This is a good article and catches up with where we were a year ago!

But like all articles on the topic, this one also leaves out mention of perhaps the largest for profit, online social-media based fake news publisher (nearly 4.8 million Facebook subscribers). I’ve mentioned them before – see if you can spot who is missing.

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