German spy agency attacks Facebook and others for failing to tackle fake news

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 28/11/2017 22:32

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has accused US tech giants such as Facebook of failing to take enough responsibility for content on their sites, undermining democracy by not distinguishing between fact and opinion.

“Today we are discovering a ‘fifth estate’ that makes claims but up until now does not want to take any social responsibility,” Hans-Georg Maassen told a conference on cybersecurity organised by Germany’s Handelsblatt daily.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/27/germany-spy-agency-facebook-tech-fake-news

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The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency accused U.S. tech giants like Facebook on Monday of failing to take enough responsibility for content on their sites, undermining democracy by not distinguishing between fact and opinion.

“Today we are discovering a ‘fifth estate’ that makes claims but up until now does not want to take any social responsibility,” Hans-Georg Maassen told a conference on cybersecurity organized by Germany’s Handelsblatt daily.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-germany-cyber-facebook/german-domestic-spy-agency-hits-out-at-silicon-valley-idUKKBN1DR1XA
https://in.reuters.com/article/germany-cyber-facebook/german-domestic-spy-agency-hits-out-at-silicon-valley-idINKBN1DR1ZR

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