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Who profits from Fake News

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Sat, Jun 23rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Fascinating short documentary by AJ+ on Fake News: who generates them, what impact they have had, and most importatly who makes money from them.

AJ+ explores how fake news impacted the 2016 U.S. election and made some young people very rich. We traveled to Macedonia to shed light on how fake news producers there are preparing to cash in on the next U.S. elections and how social media platforms like Facebook are responding to the threat.

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin investigates facial recognition at the border, meets men struggling with addiction at a gaming rehab, looks into the harassment women face online, interviews current and former Facebook employees and travels to a Macedonian fake news farm. When big tech breaks things and asks questions later, it affects everyone. AJ+ looked into what’s broken and how to fix it.

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