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Last week, Mark Zuckerberg really pushed the limits of a Friday night news dump when he posted Facebook's new plan for dealing with fake news, which includes vague notes on "warnings" and "disrupting fake news economics". Again, the social media mogul mostly communicated that he would just like us to trust him.

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In the days since the election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally started publicly confronting Facebook's fake news problem. In doing so, he's attempted to absolve the company of any blame but has offered no proof to support his claim that hoaxes and fake news aren't running rampant on Facebook. The company holds all of the internal data that could support Zuckerberg's claims, but is keeping it under wraps. It's time for Facebook to stop playing games.

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Throughout this year's US presidential campaign, journalists have focused, correctly, on the power of Facebook to shape, distort and ultimately control the news and information that inform and educate voters. They have written dozens of stories about the proliferating number of anonymous, low-rent websites that publish bombastic and clearly inaccurate stories designed to spread throughout Facebook's platform as quickly as possible. Because so many of those stories were so heavily slanted toward the Republican nominee, some of those very same journalists are now beginning to blame Facebook, rather than actual voters, for yesterday's earth-shaking election of Donald Trump.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off the company's experiments with social virtual reality experiences that allow you to chat with your friends using avatars in headsets like Oculus's Rift. It was really weird. The demo app allows you to chat with avatars of your friends, travel to places like Mars or Facebook's Headquarters, and take virtual reality selfies to share to Facebook.

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Mark Zuckerberg continues making news on his Italy trip, the latest being an update on the AI he's building to help around the house. The Facebook founder revealed he'll be ready to demo the assistant he's been working on throughout 2016 next month. He also revealed that, "much to chagrin," his wife Priscilla cannot use the technology quite yet.