Viral Fake Election News Outperformed Real News On Facebook In Final Months Of The US Election - BuzzFeed News

The press putting Facebook's feet to the fire for failing to openly accept its role in informing the electorate has been interesting to watch. 

No one wants to claim responsibility for the environment that enabled Trump to become President elect. But Facebook in particular--which feared a conservative backlash so much it decided against implementing policies and products that would address fake news, according to a Gizmodo report--wants to have the revenue associated with news distribution without the ethical responsibilities that true journalistic enterprises have.