Why top publishers are still stuck distributing fake news

Fake news doesn't just get airplay on Facebook. Ads for such bogus stories have wound up in unexpected places, including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Even big publishers like them are limited in their ability to completely wipe out such ads. “It really exposes the inherent flaw of programmatic," ad tech expert David Carroll said. "When you automate things so much, you can’t moderate it." The post Why top publishers are still stuck distributing fake news appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2016-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW's Top Publishing News Stories of 2017

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How Facebook’s Efforts to Combat Fake News Will Affect Link Previews From Publishers

The next battleground in Facebook's war against fake news is the link previews on shared posts from publishers. Product manager for news Alex Hardiman announced in a blog post that non-publisher pages can no longer overwrite link metadata--such as headlines, descriptions and images--in Graph API... Continue reading at AdWeek

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French publishers face delays and transparency issues in Facebook’s fake-news crackdown

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New fake news dilemma: sites publish real scoops amid mess of false reports

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Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

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German publishers are skipping Facebook’s fake-news initiative

“When you ask five questions, Facebook has the answer to none of them,” said one publishing exec. “The initiative appears to be set up by amateurs." The post German publishers are skipping Facebook’s fake-news initiative appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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In Facebook-led coalition to fight fake news, French publishers face resource strain

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German publishers keen for more dialogue with Facebook on its fake-news crackdown

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Why Facebook’s fake news measures won’t stamp out imposter publishers

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A booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The social network is stopping the experiment known as Explore, which separates news publishers from its main site. Continue reading at The New York Times

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As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change

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