Facebook Blocks Ads from Fake News Pages

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) just announced it is taking yet another step to ensure what it calls ‘False News’ (widely known as ‘Fake News’”) is not spread across its platform.

Facebook Blocks Ads from Fake News Pages

On its newsroom page, Facebook Product Managers Satwik Shukla and Tessa Lyons said they are fighting the spread of false news in three key areas:

  1. Disrupting the economic incentives to create false news.
  2. Building new products to curb the spread of false news.
  3. Helping people make more informed decisions when they encounter false news.

By going after the pocketbook of people that post fake news, Facebook is hoping it will remove the financial incentive and therefore slow down or completely eliminate the practice. These latest steps come as part of a yearlong effort by the company to reduce