In its battle against misinformation, Facebook will now ban ads from the pages that repeatedly share fake news. The social media platform said in a blogpost that if pages repeatedly share stories marked as false, these repeat offenders will no longer be allowed to advertise on Facebook. Such Pages were using Facebook ads to build their audiences in order to distribute false news more broadly. “Now, if a Page repeatedly shares stories that have been flagged false, they will no longer be able to buy ads on Facebook. If Pages stop sharing false news, they may be eligible to start running ads again," it said in the post. Facebook said that it is working to fight the spread of false news by three ways: -Disrupting the economic incentives to create false news; -Building new products to curb the spread of false news; and -Helping people make more informed decisions when they encounter false news. Facebook uses third-party fact checking sources to determine if stories are false. The social network rolled out disputed tag on Facebook and gave users tools to report fake news last year. A story is checked by five third-party fact-checking websites–ABC News, AP, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes–to verify its veracity after it is reported by users. Besides, we also spotted the below ad to fight fake news in Kenya on Twitter. #Facebook takes out full-page add in #Kenya newspaper to offer advice on identifying fake news. A brave new world #KenyaDecides #fakenews pic.twitter.com/56R6KVYqWp — Matina Stevis (@MatinaStevis) August 3,…
- Meta To Launch EU Operations Center to Combat Election Misinformation February 27, 2024
- Vijay Shekhar Sharma resigns from Paytm Bank board February 27, 2024
- Indonesia enacts regulation requiring digital platforms to pay news publishers for content February 27, 2024
- MeitY amends IT Rules, 2009 widening scope of who gets to delete interception records February 27, 2024
- Bank Record Verification to Facilitate Pension for Those Without Aadhaar: Allahabad HC Ruling February 27, 2024
This amendment widens the scope of those allowed to delete records pertaining to the direction of interception from law enforcement bodies to other authorities...
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...
The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...
Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...
Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...
RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...