Tuesday November 15, 2016

Facebook Bans Fake News Sites From Using Its Advertising Network

The "me too" news of the day is this item from the WSJ. Now that Google has announced that it will no longer allow fake news sites to use its ad network, Facebook has jumped on the bandwagon to ban fake news sites as well.

Facebook Inc. on Monday banned fake news sites from using the company’s advertising network to generate revenue, a Facebook spokesman said, following a similar move by its rival Alphabet Inc.’s Google. The move adds fake news sites to the category of misleading, illegal and deceptive sites, which are already barred from using the Facebook.