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Nov 15, 2016

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Facebook and Google are figuring out how to handle fake news. Plus, we look at Donald Trump's conflicts of interest and James Fallows tells us about the president-elect's relationship with China. Finally, two voters in Alabama reflect on the election.

Stories From this episode

In Alabama, two voters reflect on the election

by Gigi Douban Nov 15, 2016
They chose Trump for economic reasons.
Mark Pearson has worked two jobs for the last 22 years. The Alabama resident supported Donald Trump in the election, in hopes he will ease the pinch small business owners feel and make health care less expensive.
Gigi Douban/Marketplace

Google, Facebook strengthen rules against fake news

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 15, 2016
Google will start by cutting off its ad-selling software to sites promoting false information.
Facebook has clarified its policy that websites that spread false news can't use its ad-selling network. Above, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives a speech in Barcelona, Spain.
David Ramos/Getty Images

Why China should top Trump's list

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 15, 2016
Jim Fallows of The Atlantic explains the complicated US-Sino relationship and what we can expect from the president-elect.
A copy of the local Chinese magazine Global People in Shanghai on Monday. Its cover story translates to "Why did Trump win?"
JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

Buffett says airlines are now a good investment

by Andy Uhler Nov 15, 2016
For decades, the investor said airlines were a good way to lose money.
Warren Buffett has invested heavily in American Airlines, Delta and United. He even bought some Southwest shares.
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

California counties stop charging fees for juvenile incarceration

by Myles Bess Nov 15, 2016
One survey found that young people who had fees imposed and fines imposed — especially large ones — were more likely to offend again.
Zoe Mathews was charged $7000 after her now-deceased son was incarcerated in Solano County, Calif.
Teresa Chin/Youth Radio

Google and Facebook: headed for a truth war?

by Molly Wood Nov 15, 2016
The companies face down the fake news problem by starting with the money.
Omar Havana/Getty Images

Balancing a business empire and the presidency will be tough for Trump

by Amy Scott Nov 15, 2016
Potential conflicts of interest abound.
Donald Trump has said his children will run his business while he's president. Then he appointed the same children to his transition team.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Final Note

Republicans are happier with the economy all of the sudden

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 15, 2016
A new Gallup survey shows the election gave the GOP a confidence boost.
A Trump supporter takes the escalator to the 2nd level at Trump Tower as President-elect Donald Trump holds meetings in his office at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue November 11, 2016. 

 
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook and Google are figuring out how to handle fake news. Plus, we look at Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest and James Fallows tells us about the president-elect’s relationship with China. Finally, two voters in Alabama reflect on the election.

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