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Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news

John Ribeiro | Nov. 16, 2016
There is concern that the moves could increase the power of the internet companies

There are concerns that the monitoring of sites for fake news and the penalties could give internet companies more power. "We have to be wary of Facebook and Google being allowed to decide what's 'fake' and what's 'true' news. That only increases their power," said Pranesh Prakash, policy director at the Centre for Internet & Society in Bangalore.


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