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Facebook starts flagging state-sponsored media posts

Friday 5 June 2020 | 09:27 CET | News
Facebook has started labeling news on the social network as published by state-controlled media. The plans were first announced last October as part of efforts to flag false information in the run-up to US elections in November 2020. Facebook said "people should know if the news they read is coming from a publication that may be under the influence of a government". 

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: United States / World
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