Facebook should do more to tackle the spread of “cancerous” fake news, and help fund original journalism, newsreader Jon Snow has said. The journalist, who has presented the British Channel 4 News since 1989, gave the MacTaggart Lecture at the annual Edinburgh TV festival. He said Facebook’s inaction was a “threat to democracy”.
Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg says the company is “experimenting” with ways to support the news industry.
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: August 25th, 2017
1) Why should it be Facebook’s responsibility to “fund original journalism”?
2) Is it not a threat to democracy to have any company “funding…journalism”? Does it not make journalism less objective in the process?