INVESTOR: If Facebook can’t fix fake news, it really sucks at machine learning

Facebook’s ability to filter out fake news has been in the spotlight since the US presidential elections two weeks ago, with the social media giant at different times denying there is a problem and promising to improve its curation. Now a prominent technology investor, advisor and entrepreneur has blasted Facebook for its claims that distinguishing between fake and real news is difficult — and that this would lead to engineering talent staying away from the tech giant. Elad Gil — who is a former Google and Twitter staffer, and investor and advisor to companies like AirBnB, Square, Stripe and Pinterest — wrote on his blog that fake news detection is similar to commonly used technologies like spam filters, social networking bots and pornography detection. “This suggests one of two things:…


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