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Even though fake news continues to plague Facebook, the social network is taking additional steps to stem how it spreads.
Today, the company announced it will no longer let Pages that repeatedly share false stories advertise on the platform—a policy that seems to extend Facebook’s existing policy of blocking ads for links to stories that third-party fact-checking companies have labeled as false. The move is the latest step in the company’s belated attempts to clean up the news-sharing function of the platform.