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Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of "fake news" on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising.
Google said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, while Facebook updated its advertising policies to spell out that its ban on deceptive and misleading content applies to fake news.
originally posted by: gladtobehere
I hope that this will help to boost google and Facebook's competitors (assuming they have any).
originally posted by: raedar
...and leave you with the abc's like CNN...
What this is really about is Democrats wrestling with why Hillary Clinton lost. They still can’t bring themselves to admit they nominated a terrible candidate. As they console themselves with California liberals handing Clinton the popular vote in a campaign based not on the popular vote and as they burn James Comey in effigy, they now have turned their attention to fake news. People apparently believed so many lies off their Facebook wall that they rejected Clinton for Trump. Yep! That’s the ticket!
As an aside, I could spend days documenting all the crap, lies, and outright errors pushed on Vox, but the left would not believe it. A Vox writer, you will recall, actually wrote about a bridge between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, that does not exist. And that Vox writer has now been hired by the New York Times, a newspaper that to this day has never apologized for misreporting on then President George H. W. Bush’s experience with a supermarket scanner. The reporter in question was not even present and that reporter got promoted to the senior ranks of the paper.
And let’s not forget a week before she lost the Atlantic ran a story entitled “Why Is Hillary Clinton So Widely Loved“. Only later did they change the title to “What Hillary Clinton’s Fans Love About Her.” There is no note in the piece that the title was changed after vast ridicule.