Tech giants tackling fake news, but more must be done: Experts

A sign showing major news organizations along with the words "fake news" is held up as US President Donald Trump speaks at a Make America Great Again Rally in Washington, Michigan on April 28, 2018.
A sign showing major news organizations along with the words "fake news" is held up as US President Donald Trump speaks at a Make America Great Again Rally in Washington, Michigan on April 28, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

Fake news is getting a browbeating online.

An increased focus on the issue in recent years has led to measures by social media giants such as Facebook and Google to contain its spread.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2018, with the headline 'Tech giants tackling fake news, but more must be done: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe