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Facebook is accused of hypocrisy by critics after cashing in on ‘Queen has died’ hoaxes while cracking down on ‘fake news’

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Daily Mail
April 18, 2017

Facebook was yesterday accused of hypocrisy for pocketing cash to promote sick scams proclaiming the ‘Queen is dead’ despite pledging to crackdown on fake news.

Misleading adverts – including some featuring Lord Sugar, Stephen Hawking and Hugh Laurie – appeared on the social networking site even after its bosses boasted about plans to tackle false stories.

Hoaxers pay Facebook as little as 13 pence per click for fake adverts in the ‘sponsored’ column of the site, where it is harder for users to block or report them.

Experts warned that the false promotions – often for bogus money-making schemes or computer software – were ‘just the beginning’ because fraudsters are normally a step ahead of the site.

The revelations come a week after Facebook announced high-profile efforts to tackle misinformation on the platform.

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This article was posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:06 am





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