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.