Facebook places newspaper ads to fight fake news in the UK

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Good tips.

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Facebook wants you to know that it’s still opposing fake news, even across the pond.

Ahead of the June 8 parliamentary elections in Britain, Facebook has launched a newspaper advertising campaign with 10 tips on how to spot false news.

The full-page print ads has appeared on selected dailies, including the Telegraph, Times, Metro and Guardian, replicating an educational notification, announced in April, that would appear on top of everyone’s news feed in the UK.

People want to see accurate information on Facebook and so do we. That is why we are doing everything we can to tackle the problem of false news, ” Simon Milner, Facebook’s Director of Policy for the UK, said.

“We have developed new ways to identify and remove fake accounts that might be spreading false news so that we get to the root of the problem.”