Google, Facebook Spread Misinformation About Las Vegas Shooting

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In the aftermath of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, both Facebook and Google’s algorithms spread false reports to users, including stories that misidentified the shooter. What do you think?

“In their defense, they did get the fake information out there pretty fast.”

Devin Fransee • Wiffle Ball Tester

“When I’m trying to figure out where to send a death threat I can’t wait for traditionally fact-checked reports.”

Jeff Carrillo • Debt Consolidator


“If I can’t tell the difference between a real story and a hoax spread by white supremacists, it seems unfair to expect a computer to.”

Margaret Miccio • Systems Analyst