The Dangerous Spread of Fake Ads

A recent Pew Research Center study reports that two-thirds of American adults get their news on Facebook, yet our legal and law enforcement systems have not kept up with the dramatic advances in communication technology. Just as these tools have the power to bring us together and enhance our lives, we are beginning to realize they also have a dark side. The speed and anonymity of the Internet has led to the development of a phenomenon that challenges the foundation of our society: the rapid creation and sharing of scams and fake news.

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