CNET: Facebook drops the ax on false news ads

CNET: Facebook drops the ax on false news ads. “Facebook announced on Monday that it’s blocking Pages — a term used to describe a group’s own account on the massive social network — from posting advertisements if they repeatedly share false news. The company is using third-party fact-checking organizations like Snopes to flag false news stories, after con artists and hoax authors realized they could take advantage of people’s gullibility and Facebook’s ability to make such made-up articles viral.”

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