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Fake News Isn't Just for U.S. as China Gets Billions of Claims

  • Baidu joins other tech firms in fighting a ‘global challenge’
  • Debate over fake news escalates as more voices join in
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Baidu's Zhang on Censorship, China, Trump

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It turns out the Chinese have a problem with fake news too.

From Facebook’s Alex Stamos to Steve Ballmer, American tech executives have sought in recent days to dispel the notion there’s a swift solution to the proliferation of spurious or insidious information on the internet, a phenomenon critics say wields an outsized and unhealthy influence on public discourse and elections. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, Baidu Inc. President Zhang Yaqin says China faces similar challenges, despite operating one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated online surveillance machines.