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President Obama Petitioned Zuckerberg To Fight 'Fake News'

In late November of 2016, President Obama personally petitioned Mark Zuckerberg to take the threat of political disinformation seriously, The Washington Post reports. At a meeting of world leaders in Peru, “President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech billionaire aside and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up call,” WaPo writes. Just weeks earlier, Zuckerberg had dismissed Facebook’s role in spreading “fake news” as “crazy.”

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