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Opinion: Facebook and Twitter can do something about deceptive news. So why don’t they?
| Washington Post Editorial Board
IF IT looks like a news site, publishes like a news site and posts like a news site, is it a news site? Don’t count on it. A study from the German Marshall Fund released last week found engagement on Facebook and Twitter with posts by deceptive publishers disguising their output as journalism hit record rates in 2020. Platforms have no excuse not to do something about the problem. They’ve already showed us they know how.