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Stopping the spread of fake news is a complicated challenge

by Austin Cross and Sanden Totten | Take Two®

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Time for a little pop quiz.

Which of these internet headlines is fake?

Stumped? Maybe not. That's because they're all fake. But sometimes, it's not so easy to tell. 

Fake news stories have gone from the underbelly of the internet to possibly having a significant impact on the last presidential election.

That revelation has technologists and media experts putting their heads together to figure out ways to stop the proliferation of false stories.

For more on those efforts, Take Two spoke to Will Oremus, senior technology writer for Slate. 

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.

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