Google, Facebook Say They Won't Serve Ads to Fake News Sites

Google and Facebook took steps to punish fake news websites amid growing scrutiny of technology platforms for permitting false information to spread online.On Monday, Alphabet Inc.'s Google said it's implementing a new policy that pulls its popular advertising tool from websites that run "misrepresentative content" although it stopped short of banning fake news from its pages. Facebook clarified existing rules that it won't integrate or display ads in apps or sites that are illegal, misleading or deceptive."Moving forward, we will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher's content, or the primary purpose of the web property," Andrea Faville, a Google spokeswoman, wrote in a statement. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

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