Open letter to SF ‘tech workers’: Please sway your bosses to end fake news

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez : sfexaminer – excerpt

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that only a “very small amount” of what appears on the social media site is fake news and hoaxes.

Dear San Francisco tech workers,

Joe Fitz here, your loudmouthed, not-humble-enough dead tree columnist. I know we haven’t always gotten along. I’ve decried your role in gentrification, I’ve decried your industry’s role in local politics. But today I come to you hat in hand … I’ve got a favor to ask: “Help stem the tide of fake news.”

It’s hurting our democracy — and may have helped elect Donald Trump as president (as many, from The New York Times to comedian and newsman John Oliver, have pointed out)…(more)

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