15 Oct '17, 5pm

It's Shockingly Cheap to Sway Voters on Facebook

It’s still way too easy to become a fake news publisher on Facebook. They have a monopoly on determining the news that people see and have become a de facto news source. We regulate the other ad venues like radio and television via campaign finance laws. Facebook claims to have done work in combating fake news issues but huge loopholes remain wide open today. (My experiments were conducted on October 6.) It’s remarkably cheap to push fake stories because they generate unusually high user engagement. The Facebook ad algorithms reward fake news with greater exposure and lower costs. As a result, we believe Russians were buying ad impressions for approximately $3.48 per thousand impressions, or 1.6 cents per user engagement (clicks, likes, shares, etc.) Fake news is effective Facebook claims that their ads can have a profound impact on a user’s searching and purchasing behavi...

Full article: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/facebook-ads-fake-new...

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