Facebook and Google Cracking Down on Fake News Sites

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After fake news stories went viral during the US Presidential election, both Facebook and Google have publicly announced that they will ban sites that publish such content from their advertising networks – a way to starve them out of existence. But with allegations that Facebook has already been censoring right wing and conservative news from its trending box, is this just a step closer to shutting down free speech?

I look at the distinctions that should be made between fake news, satire, clickbait, and political opinion, and share my own experience working for a click bait news site based in the Middle East.

One thing is for certain, it’s not the mainstream media that will be suppressed, no matter how many wars they help lead us in to or elections they fail miserably at covering.

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