Facebook Will Start Labeling State-Controlled Media Outlets

Social network will also block ads from these publishers in the U.S.

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Facebook consulted 65 experts to determine which media companies are not editorially independent. Getty Images

Facebook will start rolling out labels for state-controlled media outlets ahead of this year’s U.S. elections, an initiative the company first announced in October.

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