Facebook just fired their latest shot in its wars against fake news . Pages that are usually linked to false news stories will no longer be able to buy ads on the social platform. According to product managers Tessa Lyons and Satwik Shukla, this update will help to reduce the distribution of false news. This will keep Pages that spread false news from making money. There are instances where Pages distribute false news after using Facebook ads to build their audiences. Pages that share false stories will no longer be able to buy ads on Facebook. However, these pages may be eligible to start running ads again if they stop sharing false news. Stories will be verified by third-party fact-checkers “False news is harmful to our community,” Lyons and Shukla said. “It makes the world less informed and erodes trust.” In line with Facebook’s war against fake news, Google introduced a fact-checking tag to search results globally earlier this year. Third-party fact-checkers will use the new tag in all languages worldwide to verify news items. This initiative will help Google and Facebook to control the spread of misinformation and “fake news”.
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