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Is Facebook Filling World With Lies, Inflammatory Rhetoric?

The New York Times considers Facebook’s role in spreading false and inflammatory information around the world. In Myanmar, for instance, the ultranationalist Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu is using the social network to “spread a narrative of [the country’s Rohingya ethnic group] as aggressive outsiders.” Meanwhile, “In Britain, investigations have begun into the spread of misinformation on social media about the European Union membership referendum.”

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