Facebook must ‘own up’ to its role in spreading fake news: Clinton

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has accused Facebook of spreading fake news, adding that she will make the online social media and networking service to “own up” to its role in this regard.

Clinton said in an interview with MSNBC on Friday that Facebook had published thousands of political ads over the past two years that were linked to fake accounts based in Russia.

“We may have our disagreements among Americans, we’re not going to let the Russians come in and divide us. And so we’re going to make Facebook own up to everything. They’ve just begun to own up. They have a long way to go before they get to where they need to be, in my opinion,” she said.

“Other tech companies, we’re going to go after these provocateurs, these Russians posing as Americans, these content farms in Macedonia, these thousand trolls, these tens of thousands of bots, because you know what, we have every right to have a rigorous debate in America,…

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