Facebook Blamed for Allowing Fake News to Affect Election

Episode 1339 (01:58)

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In the aftermath of this week's election, people are blaming Facebook for not taking down fake news reports that could have impacted it. Leo says that Facebook can't vet every single post to verify if it's accurate. That's just unrealistic. And according to Facebook, the fake news posts this year was only a very tiny percentage of the posts that were put up. Leo also says that the most important thing we can teach kids today is to develop critical thinking, to verify what they read themselves and not to take things without a grain of salt.

Leo agrees with Facebook that fake news isn't the problem, refusing to hear the other side of the argument is.