The latest US presidential election has shown how much exists in the network of websites that publish false information. Plenty of websites published deliberate results of distribution of votes on individual candidates, thereby misleading the public.
The problem is serious because such misinformation can not only mislead the public, but also harm companies that, through false information, can be misrepresented.
Google this week has announced the removal of such disinformation sites from the advertising dollars provided by AdSense. Now, Facebook has announced similar actions. The portal spokesman has announced a change to the Terms of Service that will block sites that distribute fake emails and shut them off from the Facebook Audience Network. The Ombudsman also assured that the portal staff will monitor the publisher’s pages to remove false information more efficiently.