Google Announces Measures To Crack Down On Misinformation Ahead Of Presidential Election – Forbes

Google Announces Measures To Crack Down On Misinformation Ahead Of Presidential Election – Forbes


TOPLINE

Days after Congress grilled top tech CEOs over antitrust allegations and a broader concern over the amount of power and influence the tech giants wield in the political sphere, Google announced on Friday it would crack down on deception campaigns as social media platforms bolster defenses before November’s presidential election.

KEY FACTS

Google said starting September 1 it would ban websites that distribute hacked material and advertisers who operate coordinated misinformation campaigns.

The policies stop advertisers from directly distributing hacked material, though links to sites that store hacked material, like Wikileaks, for example, are still allowed.

While Google already requires advertisers to prove their identity, the new policy allows the company to shut down networks of linked accounts who
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