Overcoming the Threat of Fake News

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Jim Rutenberg talking to Marty Baron, the executive editor of the Washington Post:

“People will ultimately gravitate toward sources of information that are truly reliable, and have an allegiance to telling the truth,” Mr. Baron said. “People will pay for that because they’ll realize they’ll need to have that in our society.”

I'd like to believe this as well. I really would. And I do believe this will be the case eventually. But I think it will take more events like this election for that to actually take place. Things will have to get even worse before they get better in the media.

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