Poll: Voters say #Facebook is to blame for #fakenews

The public has a tough message for Facebook: The social-media giant needs to stop fake news — especially when it’s funded by Russia.

According to a new poll commissioned by the Factual Democracy Project, a group trying to fight the spread of intentionally fabricated news stories on social media, 73 percent of voters says Facebook should not allow foreign powers to run ads targeting Americans during an election.

It’s not just Russian-linked fake news the public is concerned about either: 78 percent of people said they want Facebook to prevent inaccurate stories from being widely shared on its platform.

Source: Poll: Americans blame Facebook for fake news | The Sacramento Bee

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