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Google and Facebook Amplified Fake News About Las Vegas Attack

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Billboard reports: “False news that erroneously named a suspect in the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday spread on Google and Facebook before the services removed the posts in question, the two companies acknowledged Monday. Erroneous posts on both services — one highlighted by Google’s ‘Top Stories’ search results, the other circulated by Facebook users — falsely identified the shooter as an apparently uninvolved person.”

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