Apple’s Tim Cook Says Fake News Is Killing Minds, Calls For Tech Companies To Crackdown
Tim Cook Says Technology Companies And Governments To Combat Fake News
The Telegraph is reporting that Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling for radical new steps to crack down on ‘Fake News’. Cook says the number of stories that he believes are “false reports” are an epidemic and goes on to say that is a huge problem in the world today and that “It’s killing people’s minds.”
The Telegraph claims that ‘Fake News’ trying to promote a particular agenda gained huge traction in the United States during the 2016 Presidential election. This statement is in fact Fake News as will be highlighted later on in the article.
From The Telegraph:
“It has to be ingrained in the schools, it has to be ingrained in the public,” said Mr Cook. “There has to be a massive campaign. We have to think through every demographic.
“We need the modern version of a public-service announcement campaign. It can be done quickly if there is a will.”
The rise of fake news was being driven by unscrupulous firms determined to attract online readers at any cost, he said.
“We are going through this period of time right here where unfortunately some of the people that are winning are the people that spend their time trying to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth,” he said. “It’s killing people’s minds in a way.”
Make no mistake, Tim Cook is certainly not referring to the real culprits of fake news, places like Buzz Feed which published a wildly inaccurate and unverified verified dossier in an attempt to undermine President Trump’s new administration with a scandal before it even got started in D.C. Tim Cook is very much opposed to President Trump, in fact Apple is currently suing President Trump over the Travel Ban. It’s pretty sad when the CEO of a company would put the profits of his company over the safety of his fellow countryman.
The Daily Caller reported back in December that Data Shows Fake News Sites Have Tiny Audience.
The Gateway Pundit reported last week about a recently released study that showed that all the top fake news stories that were relating to the 2016 Presidential election favored Hillary Clinton.
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