3: 'A challenge to be more clever': Bill Gates on social media, fake news


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Speaking at the inaugural edition of the Mint Visionaries series, co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates commented on the problem of fake news amplified by social media. Gates, a billionaire philanthropist, said that he feels that there may be a need to ban 'micro-targeting' of users on social media sites. He also said that the issue of fake news can be seen as a challenge to be more clever with positive messaging.