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Fake news takes the world

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Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

By Sara Fischer | Axios

A global war against fake news is raging, and the U.S. — at the center of the mayhem — is being swallowed by it. Tech giants are creating new policies, but fake news still persists. Regulators want them to do better, but they’re nowhere near a concrete policy of their own.

Why it matters: Nobody’s winning the war against fake news, except maybe Russia (which is fighting on the other side).

The latest example: Within seconds of the deadly Las Vegas attack, fake news started circulating about the suspect and victims, forcing tech platforms to apologize for surfacing news from faulty outlets.

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