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Obama decries 'wild west' media landscape

US President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Frontiers Conference at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on October 13, 2016President Barack Obama on Thursday decried America’s “wild, wild west” media environment for allowing conspiracy theorists a broad platform and destroying a common basis for debate. Recalling past days when three television channels delivered fact-based news that most people trusted, Obama said democracy require citizens to be able to sift through lies and distortions. “We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” Obama said at an innovation conference in Pittsburgh.

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