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Re: Post-Election Backlash Spurs Fake News Crackdown
Posted by: David Jones 2016-11-15 21:46:28
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Facebook and Google have amended their internal policies regarding advertising on fake news posts in response to pressure from users and a growing controversy within the company. There are mounting concerns that the presidential election may have been influenced by unvetted fake news stories trending on the network during the past few weeks of the cycle. Some of the news stories that appeared in Facebook's trending topics section were found to contain misleading or completely false information that may have influenced voting behavior.

Re: Post-Election Backlash Spurs Fake News Crackdown
Posted by: roebling 2016-11-30 13:39:11 In reply to: David Jones
Take a stand against fake news--cancel your New York Times subscription!
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