Recode Daily: Mark Zuckerberg explains how Facebook plans to fight fake news


He’s getting a lot of suggestions, too.

Mark Zuckerberg outlined some of the steps Facebook is taking to weed out fake news, as other suggestions rolled in from media critics, international fact-checking groups, college students, technologists and newspaper columnists. Also: A fascinating case study of how fake news goes viral. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Donald Trump spent the weekend interviewing a parade of potential cabinet members, but still found time to fire off insulting tweets about the “Hamilton” cast calling out VP-elect Mike Pence (who says he wasn’t offended) and Alec Baldwin’s Trump sketch on “Saturday Night Live.” — [Michael S. Schmidt and Michael D. Shear / New York Times]

Symantec is buying LifeLock, which sells identity theft protection services, for $2.3 billion and plans to integrate its features into the Norton line of antivirus products. — [Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal]

Snap’s video-recording Spectacles are enjoying big-time buzz thanks a clever marketing move — introducing the gadget via vending machines that suddenly show up in interesting places. — [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, entrepreneur Sunil Rajaraman talks about his satirical post “This Is Your Life in Silicon Valley” and the anxiety that lurks under the tech world’s positivity. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

Top Stories From Recode

Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei has hired an editor to cover tech at his media startup

It’s Kim Hart, currently the press secretary at the FCC.

Self-driving car startup nuTonomy will begin testing its cars in Boston soon

NuTonomy is already running a commercial pilot program in Singapore.

Let’s get real. Facebook is not to blame for Trump.

Rather than blaming Facebook or other platforms for the trouble in which we find ourselves, let’s give credit where credit is due: The American people.

Listen to the man who produces ‘Hamilton,’ Trump’s least favorite Broadway musical

Jeffrey Seller joined our Recode Decode podcast this summer. It’s a good time to give it a listen.

‘SNL’ spoofs the very real San Francisco and New York City culture bubbles

“We’ll be fine — right here in the bubble.”

Here’s what it’s like to ride in a self-driving Tesla

The future, everybody.

Here’s why Twitter turned down a Donald Trump advertising campaign

Twitter didn’t want people to think it was sponsoring anti-Hillary ads.

Amazon appears to tweak Donald Trump with a new Prime ad promoting religious tolerance

It looks like a not-so-subtle dig at Trump and his not-so-open-minded cabinet appointees.

Full transcript: ‘Mr. Robot’ creator Sam Esmail on Recode Decode

“All the stuff that has our planes running and traffic lights going was designed by humans who, by their very nature, can make mistakes. And that’s what hackers are trying to exploit.”

Full transcript: Smosh and ScreenJunkies boss Keith Richman on Recode Media

Defy Media’s president has made a bunch of people internet famous. Now he wants to make them just plain famous.

This Is Cool

A trippy reimagining of Hieronymus Bosch

“Paradise” is an animated contemporary interpretation of Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” which is a pretty trippy triptych to start with.

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