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Edward Snowden: Don’t Rely on ‘Referee’ to Censor ‘Fake News’


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In a recent livestream, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden stated that the solution to “fake news” was not censorship but critical thinking.

Streaming via the Periscope app from his Twitter account, Snowden discussed with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claims that “fake news” helped to sway the election in favour of President-elect Donald Trump. Facebook announced that it would be partnering with ABC News, Politifact, and Snopes to label “fake news” on their platform. Snowden stated that censorship was not the answer to the issue and that teaching people critical thinking would be much more beneficial. – READ MORE

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