Fake News Is ‘Killing People’s Minds’, Says Apple Boss Tim Cook

Fake news is ?EU?killing people?EU?s minds?EU?, Tim Cook, the head of Apple, has said. The technology boss said firms such as his own needed to create tools that would help stem the spread of falsehoods, without impinging on freedom of speech.

Cook also called for governments to lead information campaigns to crack down on fake news in an interview with a British national newspaper. The scourge of falsehoods in mainstream political discourse came to the fore during recent campaigns, during which supporters of each side were accused of promoting misinformation for political gain.

?EU?We are going through this period of time right here where unfortunately some of the people that are winning are the people that spend their time trying to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth,?EU? Cook told the Daily Telegraph. ?EU?It?EU?s killing people?EU?s minds, in a way.?EU?

He said: ?EU?All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news. We must try to squeeze this without stepping on freedom of speech and of the press, but we must also help the reader. Too many of us are just in the ?EU?complain?EU? category right now and haven?EU?t figured out what to do.?EU?

He said that a crackdown would mean that ?EU?truthful, reliable, non-sensational, deep news outlets will win?EU?, adding: ?EU?The [rise of fake news] is a short-term thing. I don?EU?t believe that people want that.?EU?

While instances were seen among supporters of both sides of the recent US election battle, Donald Trump?EU?s campaign was seen by many as a particular beneficiary of fake news reports.

And the US president?EU?s team has been caught sending aides out to insist that a huge crowd had attended his inauguration, when the evidence showed a relatively modest audience was there.

Trump?EU?s spokesman, Sean Spicer, insisted that the event...

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