Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc. announce measures aimed at stopping "fake news" on the internet, Some call it censorship.
- Both entities say they will be targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money through advertising.
- Google says it will use its AdSense advertising network, while Facebook updated its advertising policies to include "fake news".
- Google, Facebook and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) face a backlash over the role they may have played in the U.S. presidential election.
- The company did not detail how it would implement or enforce the new policy.
- Facebook has been widely accused for allowing the spread of misinformation by those opposing President elect Donald Trump and his victory on Election Day.
- Zuckerberg has rejected the notion that Facebook influenced the outcome of the election or that "fake news" is a major problem.
- The measures taken by Google and Facebook raise eyebrows for alternative media outlets claiming to uncover what the mainstream media does not.
- It is still unclear how the internet giants will determine what's fake and what's real news, and how long it will take to do so before information has gone viral.
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