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Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land:
Google's 2016 “Bad Ads Report”: 1.7B ads removed compared to 780M in 2015, plus nearly 200 publishers banned from AdSense over misleading content like fake news   —  In its annual “Bad Ads” report, Google says it took down more than double the number of ads in 2016 than it did in 2015 …
Jan 25, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Google removes its “In the news” section from desktop search, replacing it with a carousel of “Top stories”, after drawing criticism for spreading fake news   —  In the wake of criticism over fake news on its platform, Google is removing its “In the news” …
Dec 7, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Steve Grove / Google News Lab:
The director of Google's News Lab, Steve Grove, reviews the lab's 2016 projects, including efforts to build trust and combat fake news   —  It's been quite a year for the news industry.  The events of the last year have brought many of the opportunities and challenges that news organizations face every …
Dec 7, 2016, 10:40 AMIn context
Kyle Chayka / The Verge:
Google AMP, Facebook's Instant Articles, and Apple News make articles from fake news sites look the same as those from Bloomberg and The New York Times   —  If you asked Google who won the popular vote just after the election, there's a chance you would have been sent to a conspiracy blog with bogus results.
Dec 7, 2016, 4:25 AMIn context
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Publishers' trade body DCN sends letter to Facebook and Google CEOs calling on the two companies to do more to tackle fake news   —  Digital Content Next, a US trade body that represents premium online publishers, has sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai …
Nov 23, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
AppNexus, second to Google in the automated ad serving market, bans Breitbart News from using its network, citing several violations of its hate speech policy   —  AppNexus takes a stand as bigger rivals, Google and Facebook, face scrutiny over their handling of ‘fake news’
Nov 22, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Jeff Jarvis / Medium:
John Borthwick of Betaworks and Jeff Jarvis of CUNY offer ideas for tackling fake news on Facebook, Twitter, and Google   —  We—John Borthwick and Jeff Jarvis—want to offer constructive suggestions for what the platforms—Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, Apple News …
Nov 19, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
New York Times:
Google and Facebook say they will ban fake news sites from using their advertising networks as misinformation spreads online   —  Over the last week, two of the world's biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election's outcome.
Nov 14, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:
As the debate about Facebook's role in spreading fake news throughout the election continues, Google's top result for “final election count” is a fake news site   —  If you Googled “final election count” on Monday morning to find out which presidential candidate was ahead in the popular vote …
Nov 14, 2016, 11:32 AMIn context
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Google-backed First Draft's new coalition network, which aims to help improve social media newsgathering, adds Twitter and Facebook as partners   —  Channel 4 News, Telegraph, New York Times, Washington Post and BuzzFeed have also signed up to network organised through Google-backed First Draft
Sep 14, 2016, 12:00 AMIn context

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