Source credibility is key to derailing fake news

Fake news is a threat to American democratic institutions and false information can have far-reaching effects. A new study provides a roadmap for dealing with fake news.

Social media tops print as news source for Americans: study

Social media has overtaken print newspapers as a news source for Americans, researchers said Monday, highlighting the growing importance of services such as Facebook and Twitter as well as the troubled state of legacy news ...

Under fire tech sector gathers in Portugal

Europe's largest tech event, the Web Summit, gets underway in Lisbon on Monday amid a backlash over internet firms' role in spreading "fake news" and how they use consumer data.

NewsGuard, new venture to combat 'fake news'

Two prominent American journalists announced plans Monday to launch a venture called NewsGuard which will provide online users with "reliability ratings" for media outlets.

Facebook to deliver more local news to US users

Facebook said Monday it has decided to deliver more local news to US users, in its latest effort to manage the flow of information on the enormously-influential social network.

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