In the war against misinformation, fact-checking works. Big Tech needs to do more of it
Updated 1506 GMT (2306 HKT) May 28, 2019
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Jeremy Cone is an assistant professor of psychology at Williams College. Melissa J. Ferguson is a professor of psychology and senior associate dean of social sciences at Cornell. Kathryn Flaharty, laboratory manager at the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Georgetown University, contributed to the research. The opinions expressed in this commentary are their own.
Amid a continued public outcry over the influence of fake news and misinformation, tech companies are scrambling to generate effective solutions. Just last month, Mark Zuckerberg testified about what Facebook was doing to address the safety of users' private information, and there continues to be calls for social media companies to do more to curb the spread of misinformation.