There’s an interesting discussion happening now about the spread of fake news on the Internet and what companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter, among others, should do to stop it.
That’s a healthy conversation to have, and one we hope continues in the weeks and months ahead.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t do something now. Here at PolitiFact, we’re beefing up our coverage of fake news to help our readers better sort out fact from fiction on their social media feeds.
The claims can be about anything -- politics, entertainment, a fishy-sounding medical cure.