Published On: Sun, Sep 3rd, 2017

Facebook Vs. Fake News: The Battle Begins

Facebook aims to put an end to Fake news

Pages on Facebook will no longer be able to make money if they continue to spread fake news. This means the admins managing Facebook Pages will have to think twice before posting a link because disciplinary action will be taken against those who disseminate false information. These measures, however, are applicable only to Facebook Pages and not personal accounts.

What Are Facebook Pages?

Facebook Pages enable public figures, businesses, organizations and other entities to create an authentic and public presence on Facebook. Unlike a user’s personal profile page, Facebook Pages are visible to everyone on the internet by default. A user can access the Page by hitting the ‘Like’ button and becoming a fan. Doing so enables the user to receive updates on their personal news feed.

What happens when a Facebook Page shares fake news?

Page owners will stop making money. If Pages continue to share stories marked as false, these repeat offenders will no longer be allowed to advertise on Facebook.

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Facebook Vs. Fake News: The Battle Begins