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Facebook places full-page ads in Mexican newspapers warning about fake news

Facebook said the ads are an effort to help improve digital literacy

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Andrea Navarro | Bloomberg 

After coming under fire for its role in the 2016 US election, Facebook Inc is taking steps to prevent what it calls fake news during Mexico’s presidential campaign.

The social-networking giant on Tuesday placed full-page ads in prominent Mexican newspapers including El Financiero under the title “Tips to Detect Fake News.” The company’s logo appears on the top left corner. After the election of President Donald Trump, Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg had to respond to critics who said that certain viral stories on the network -- such as a ...

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First Published: Wed, March 21 2018. 11:52 IST
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