François Chollet @fchollet Deep learning @google. Creator of Keras, neural networks library. Author of 'Deep Learning with Python'. Opinions are my own. Aug. 11, 2019 1 min read

As a reminder, the term "fake news" did not originally meant "false news" or "news that make me look bad".

It designated fake news outlets: websites and social media accounts posing as fake US media organizations, waging a war of propaganda.

Which is why fake news detection is actually a trivial problem (which social media has repeatedly refused to solve), similar to spam detection. No dilemma about the veracity of a given statement. Just need to check if the "Iowa Daily Post" or "GBCNews" are real, or made-in-Russia

The co-opting and redefinition (completely successful) of the term "fake news" by the far-right is part of a long-standing pattern of using language as a weapon


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