- Providers of fabricated news soon be banned from Adsense. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google will adjust the conditions for its advertising services in such a way that sites offering misleading news there are not more.
During the last presidential election in the US, much concern was expressed about the growing number of sites that spread false news. Especially Facebook came under fire because social media critics say did not do enough to stop fake news. Mark Zuckerberg responded last weekend on allegations that his company has played a crucial role in the election of Donald Trump. In a statement on his own page, the CEO said that 99 percent of the posts on Facebook is indeed authentic.
Five of his colleagues, however, told to BuzzFeed they started a working group to examine how many are actually fake news spread on Facebook during the presidential campaign.