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Facebook’s Battle Against Fake News Notches an Uneven Scorecard

  • ‘Wildly inaccurate’ content persists amid some site shutdowns
  • Zuckerberg says 20,000 workers will review content, security
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A self-described liberal, Trenton Harris took a job writing for a website called the Conservative Daily Post, and he says he got a front-row view of the fake-news industry.

Writers were expected to produce four lengthy articles a day, he learned, at $20 apiece. There was no time to interview experts or check facts, he said, and stories had to be slanted to favor President Donald Trump.