Facebook began to mark the publication of the controlled States, Smiela Dragun | 08.06.2020
First of all, it will affect Russian and Chinese editions.
The social network will be to identify the publication under state control, based on the ownership structure of the publication, sources of funding, information about the managers and the employees. Facebook made the criteria
selection with 65 experts from around the world. The company expects that it will provide users with greater transparency. Label has already received the page of Russia Today and Sputnik.
If the publication that received a mark disagrees with the decision of the social network, it may appeal and provide additional documentation proving its independence.
In the summer, Facebook will start to block advertising from state media in the United States on the eve of the American elections in November 2020.
Facebook not the first social network, decided to mark the government’s accounts. Youtube started to do it even in 2018. However, it has been criticized as marked, not all Pro-government channels,
allowing them to spread misinformation and propaganda.
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