Tag Archives: fake news

Mark Zuckerberg Finally Admits Facebook Is a Media Company

It was a small step, perhaps, but still a noteworthy one. After months of denying that Facebook is a media company, Mark Zuckerberg admitted in a recent one-on-one interview with his COO, Sheryl Sandberg, that the social network actually is a media company–although not a traditional one. For years, Zuckerberg has argued that Facebook is…

http://fortune.com/2016/12/23/zuckerberg-media-company/

Facebook Doesn’t Need One Public Editor, It Needs 1,000 of Them

Depending on whom you believe, the problem of fake news on Facebook is either one of the most important issues facing mankind, or an over-blown controversy pumped up by the mainstream media. And in a way, that dichotomy itself points out the problem with defining–let alone actually getting rid of–”fake news.” When someone uses that…

http://fortune.com/2016/11/21/facebook-public-editor/

Facebook Joins Google With Updated Policy Restricting Ads on Fake News Sites

Alphabet’s Google and Facebook on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising. Google googl said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, while Facebook fb…

http://fortune.com/2016/11/15/facebook-google-policy-ads-fake-news/