Facebook Bans Fake News Sites After Election Controversy

Facebook’s track record with fake news has faced particular criticism in the aftermath of the US presidential election, with many believing that the spread of inaccurate or wholly fabricated news stories helped to deepen voter biases and even influence or shape their decisions in the booth. “Facebook, by design, by algorithm, and by policy, has created a platform that amplifies misinformation,” says Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina.

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