Social Media Platforms’ additional efforts to fight the spread of misinformation

Bob Sirott

This combination of images shows logos for companies from left, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Most of the phony accounts and the activity they engaged in remained online weeks later, even after researchers at the NATO Strategic Command Centre of Excellence flagged it up as fake. (AP Photos/File)

Social media strategist Scott Kleinberg joins Bob Sirott to talk about the efforts behind social media platforms’ (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to stop the spread of misinformation with fact-checkers and more. Scott also privies us to Twitter’s latest feature called Fleets, similar to Instagram stories and Snapchat.

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