Should Tim Cook Have the Power to Decide Fake News?

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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6 Responses

  1. Matthew says:

    This article gives legitimacy to fiction masquerading as news. Define the words fake and the words news. The Onion is fake news. But at least it admits that it is. The real problem is false stories presented as if they really happened. You are pretending that whistleblower reports will somehow be called “fake news” and delegitimized.

    It’s sad that our president propagated many lies, and that his most fervent supporters read and forward along links to fictional stories. When they get called on it, they then say “you’re calling my opinion fake news. Well your news is fake too!”

    Since Apple has a news app – they have a right, actually a responsibility, to make sure everything published in that app is truth, not fiction. Facebook is truly unethical when they post something fictional and call it “News.”

    • Jonny Evans says:

      I think they have the responsibility to empower their own users with the tools to make their own decision.

    • George says:

      Such a ridiculous position, not Apple nor does anybody else have any right to censor anything from anybody. Who are they? If chinese workers fight for better pay and better working conditions, are we going to rely on Apple to decide who writes the truth and who doesn’t? Will Cook allow news reports that are criticising the chinese government when Apple produces literally everything in China? I don’t need anyone to tell me what is the truth and what isn’t. Besides, since when does Apple have a news site? Last I looked, they collect a bunch of news bits from mainstream newspapers and put them on your iPhone. That’s all!

  2. Jim G says:

    Sure, the tech companies can deal with a solution to fake news.
    Right after they eliminate the scourge of spam.

    Until they resolve something that simple, I wouldn’t trust them otherwise.

  3. Fred says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more. Well said.

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