A week after the 2016 elections, Google and Facebook have announced they are going to crack down on fake news within their advertising networks.
This past election, Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and others were all full of fake news (as you may have seen).
This Facebook trending story is 100% made up.
Nothing in it is true.
This post of it alone has 10k shares in the last six hours. pic.twitter.com/UpgNtMo3xZ
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) November 14, 2016
Google’s updated policy says they will try to ban websites that “misrepresent, misstate, or concel information” and websites who don’t comply will be banned from using Google AdSense.
Facebook has stated a similar stance and they will ban websites form using their Facebook Audience Network.