Facebook and Google pledged to stop fake news. So how come they promoted Las Vegas-shooting hoaxes? - LA Times

Facebook and Google pledged to stop fake news. So how come they promoted Las Vegas-shooting hoaxes? – LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/nation/la-las-vegas-shooting-live-updates-facebook-and-google-pledged-to-stop-1506990143-htmlstory.htmlAccuracy matters in the moments after a tragedy. Facts can help catch the suspects, save lives and prevent a panic. But in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, the world’s two biggest gateways for information, Google and Facebook, did nothing to quell criticism that they amplify fake news when they steered readers toward hoaxes and misinformation gathering momentum on fringe sites.