Wrangling fake news the WeChat way

Facebook, meet your mentor. Photo credit: Tech in Asia.

The impact of fake news is getting harder and harder to dismiss. Just this Sunday, an armed man fired shots inside a pizzeria because of a fake news article that accused Hillary Clinton and her top campaign aide of running a child sex ring out of said restaurant. As social media plays a larger role in distributing news, how tech companies handle rumors and falsehood is crucial.

Tencent, the Chinese tech giant behind social messaging app...

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