LIVE from the Computer History Museum: Tech vs. 'Fake News'

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Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on June 24, 2016. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

At a Facebook shareholder meeting Thursday, a group of investors plans to confront CEO Mark Zuckerberg, demanding he do more to stop the spread of "fake news." Since the wide distribution of erroneous reports on the internet has been implicated in possibly swaying the presidential election, internet companies like Google and Facebook have stepped up efforts to combat false reporting. In this Forum hour, we'll look at what obligations companies have to end the "fake news" phenomena and how they can best achieve that.

Guests:
Krishna Bharat, angel investor & adviser to startups; founder of Google News
Sally Lehrman, director of the Journalism Ethics Program and the Trust Project, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
Laura Sydell, digital culture correspondent, NPR
Tom Trewinnard, director of business development, Meedan; founding partner, First Draft News

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