Facebook, Twitter and Google Aim to Restrict The Spread of Fake News with This Move

There are several fake news flooding the internet, which in turn are misleading the mass. Here's how Google, Facebook, and Twitter are trying to control the spread of fake and misleading news.

Everything on the internet can't be trusted upon. There are several fake and misleading information available online, and trusting them can often be risky and can guide you in an extremely wrong direction.

Facebook, Twitter and Google Aim to Restrict The Spread of Fake News

Most of us today, in order to save time and energy, are too dependent on the internet. Whether it's any news updates or any other information, we believe whatever the internet brings before us.

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Likewise, during the recent U.S. presidential election, there was a recent buzz that the fake and misleading contents on social media have been the major backbone for Trumps victory. It has been revealed that fake and malicious information has supposedly swayed voters toward the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Similarly, there are several such misleading content going viral on social media platform, which play an integral role to influence the mass mostly towards a very wrong direct.

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Fake News Sites Will Soon Be Blocked

Google and Facebook are expected to work on its ad policy change to prevent websites with misleading and fake contents from using its AdSense advertising network. The companies are taking up such steps as restricting the ads on their sites can bring down their revenue at a massive scale.

The companies believe that this initiative may be a good start to halt the spread of "fake news" and other misleading information all across the internet.

 

Google's Measure to Cut Down Fake and Misleading News

Google's has taken some serious measures to effectively address all the fake news or hoaxes appearing in Google search results. Google will now assure the fact that publishers on the network are legitimate and will also restrict Ads, in turn, aims to eliminate the financial incentives that most of these fake publisher are making via their AdSense advertising network.

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Here's What Google Says

Google will restrict ad serving on these fake news sites that have to mislead and misrepresent information as these Ads are a major source of money for these fake news publishers. However, the company has not revealed on how are they going to take it forwards and implement or enforce the new policy.

Facebook Moves Forward to Block Fake News

Soon after Facebook have been highly accused of misleading people with several fake news, prior to the US presidential election. However, the Facebook CEO has denied all the accused. However, some Facebook employees formed a secret "task force" team against the ‘fake news' issue in order to analysis and accumulate enough evidence of fake news.

Initiatives By Facebook To Curb Fake News

The social media platform, Facebook has acquired CrowdTangle, which is a social analytic service, which is most often used by publishers to monitor the trending stories available online, the reason behind the acquisition has not been revealed yet.

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