Apple's Cook Blasts 'Mind Killing' Fake News
Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for a campaign against fake news.
Its purveyors -- largely interested only in getting the most clicks -- are defeating the people who are trying to tell the most truth, he told the UK's Daily Telegraph in an exclusive interview last week.
Fake news is "killing people's minds in a way," Cook said.
The worldwide epidemic of fake news requires a crackdown by both government and tech, he said, but care must be taken not to step on the freedoms of speech and the press.
Cook suggested the impact of fake news could be curbed by building public awareness with a massive public service campaign.
Tech can do its part to fight the spread of fake news by creating tools to reduce its volume on the Internet, he added, while government can support the cause by bringing the fight into the classroom.
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