Preventing fake news

Catherine Crump broadcast on C-SPAN, Jan. 19, 2017

“I think one of the things that are new here are the platforms and the ease with which someone can create a new story which, although it may sound fantastical to many of us, appeals to people. A Trump supporter may be inclined to believe things that enhance a particular narrative, and you can easily create something that enhances that narrative. I think the speed with which that can happen is something that is new. We don’t have the same gateway to controlling the media as we traditionally had.”