Two of the most used internet search engines Facebook and Google have announced plans to get tough sites publishing fake news by slapping restriction on them from using online advertising.
Upgradating its advertising policy today Facebook has made it clear that it will not display ads in websites or mobile apps that contain fake news. Such outlets will now be included under the already banned category of misleading, illegal or deceptive sites.
Meanwhile Google has also announced a similar policy prohibiting ads from being placed on websites that publish fake news.
The announcements from both internet giants came followed denial by the co-founder and chief executive of Fecebook Mark Zuckerberg Thursday that fake news on the social network could have influenced the result of the US presidential election.