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Apple’s Eddy Cue says technology companies have a responsibility to combat fake news

Since most people are getting news via their devices, tech companies need to look for solutions, according to Cue.

Apple’s senior vice president of software and services, Eddy Cue, says that since most people are receiving their news online through devices, technology companies have a special responsibility to the people who depend on them to receive that news.

“We wanted Apple News to be available to everyone, but we wanted to vet and be sure that the Apple News providers are legitimate,” said Cue at the Code Media conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, Calif., this evening. “We’re very concerned about all the clickbait and how that's driving a lot of the news coverage.”

“All of us in technology and services own a responsibility for it. We don’t have all the answers by any means. We need to work on it,” Cue said.

On Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview that fake news is “killing people’s minds” and called for a “a massive campaign” with technology companies to get to work to fix it.

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