Fake News is Killing Us

Fake news is “killing people’s minds” and a massive campaign is needed to fight the phenomenon, Tim Cook, Apple CEO, has said

The chief executive of Apple Inc., one of the world’s most successful companies said governments should wage information wars against phoney reports while businesses must create the tools to root out propaganda.

Fake news stories and speculation have thrived as of recently, especially on social media. Most noticeably the U.S. Presidential Race, which wrapped up in November of last year. Several fake news stories about the two prominent runners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were created and went viral throughout the course of the long and hard political campaign.

“We are going through this period of time right here where unfortunately some of the people that are winning are the people that spend their time trying to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth,” he said.

Fake news is defined as false information or propaganda published under the guise of being authentic news.

Cook urged companies to take a stance against fake news and to produce tools to decrease the amount of fake news that has swirled itself into our lives, through our phone screens. “All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news,” he said.

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