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Can the ‘fake news’ problem be solved?

That was the topic at a debate hosted this week by the NYC Media Lab and the Daily News Innovation Lab.

The debate opened with quotes by Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell. But perhaps the title of a Norman Rockwell painting captured the essence of the discussion: is the steady, deliberate dissemination of false information a problem we all live with now? Must we simply endure it, or can we fix it?

Those were the questions posed at Wednesday evening’s event, held by the NYC Media Lab and the Daily News Innovation Lab at the Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square.

The debate centered upon a very 2017 proposition: “We can solve the fake news problem.” Read Complete Article