Google, Facebook Work on Measures to Ban Fake News

The technology companies have announced new measures to prevent fake news stories from reaching their users.
1:05 | 11/15/16

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the internet's possible effect on the election. After fake news stories tended online, Facebook and Google are now reportedly taking steps to curb those sites. Our chief business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis is here so, Rebecca, how are they responding? Well, robin, they are responding big this morning and if you've spent any time on the internet and social media chances are you've seen these fake news stories but might not even know it. For example, we googled who won the popular vote and we found this high up in the search results, a fake story claiming Donald Trump did. Now, votes are still coming in, but Hillary Clinton is ahead in the popular vote by a wide margin, then there's this on Facebook, trump loses support of police union after saying Tulsa shooting cop choked. That's not true either. Well, now Google and Facebook are targeting how the creator of these fake news sites make money. That's advertising. Google announcing overnight it will prevent websites that push phony news from using its ad sensitizing network and Facebook announcing it is updating steps on that too. Thank you. We move to that breaking news from Missouri.

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