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Four Corners: Fake News
Fake news
ABC  |  September 16, 2019

Social media has transformed the way we communicate and how we express our thoughts and emotions. Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or any number of digital platforms, there are more ways than ever for people to make their views known.

Now the concern is that social media sites have morphed into the perfect platform for orchestrated disinformation campaigns.

As governments around the world grapple with calls to regulate what is published on social media, and with tech companies fiercely resisting attempts to curtail their business model, this timely program explores these key issues.

Social media has transformed the way we communicate and how we express our thoughts and emotions. Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or any number of digital platforms, there are more ways than ever for people to make their views known.

Now the concern is that social media sites have morphed into the perfect platform for orchestrated disinformation campaigns.

As governments around the world grapple with calls to regulate what is published on social media, and with tech companies fiercely resisting attempts to curtail their business model, this timely program explores these key issues.

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