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Ahead of US Election, Facebook to Block Ads From State-Controlled Media Outlets

1 month ago   |   By PC Mag

Posts from state-controlled media organizations that enter the Facebook News Feed will also get slapped with a label indicating their government origins.

Ahead of the presidential election, Facebook will block state-controlled media outlets from advertising to US-based users. The ban is intended to prevent a foreign government from manipulating American public opinion in the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 3. “State-controlled media outlets rarely advertise in the US. Nevertheless, ...
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Facebook slaps labels on state-controlled media amid anger over Trump's posts

Facebook slaps labels on state-controlled media amid anger over Trump's posts

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Facebook took steps Thursday to reduce the role of state-backed media outlets from Russia and China on its global platform amid controversy over how the social networking giant handled recent posts from Donald Trump.
The company has faced a backlash from its employees for not adding warning labels to comments from the U.S. president linked to the ongoing violence across the country.
The tech giant said that it would now add labels to the Facebook pages of Russia Today, Sputnik, Xinhua News and the People's Daily, among others, warning people that these were state-controlled outlets. Other...
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