STOP EXPECTING FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE TO CURB MISINFORMATION — IT’S GREAT FOR BUSINESS

by Ezra Buckley on October 4, 2017

WE’VE ARRIVED AT the sad, dumb point in history at which the only thing less surprising than acts of mass violence are the ways in which our planet’s mega information distributors muck everything up with ensuing frauds, hoaxes, and confusion. The problem is thoroughly identified: Facebook, Google, and, to a lesser extent, Twitter have the quality control of a yard sale and the scale of a 100,000 Walmarts. But despite all our railing and shaming, these companies have a major disincentive to reform: money.

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