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How online hoaxes, fake news played a role in the election

Clip: 11/17/2016 | 7m 6s

Tech giants like Google and Facebook face mounting criticism over whether they used insufficient discretion in weeding out fake news. A Buzzfeed analysis found that false stories generated more engagement than content from real news sites in the three months before the election. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Craig Silverman, founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, for more.

Aired: 11/17/16

Rating: NR

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