Facebook Pages That Share Fake News Will Have Ads Blocked

Back in June, I published a post about the social media giants’ fight against extremist content.

Here is an update in the same vein.

Note the word “belated” in the snippet below. An appropriate editorial comment, no doubt about it.

– Al

From Adweek:

“Today, [Facebook] announced it will no longer let Pages that repeatedly share false stories advertise on the platform—a policy that seems to extend Facebook’s existing policy of blocking ads for links to stories that third-party fact-checking companies have labeled as false. The move is the latest step in the company’s belated attempts to clean up the news-sharing function of the platform.”

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