Facebook quietly stops letting advertisers target PSEUDOSCIENCE fans after years of boasting ‘misinformation fighting’ role

Facebook quietly stops letting advertisers target PSEUDOSCIENCE fans after years of boasting ‘misinformation fighting’ role

Having claimed to be a crusader against misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook has only just removed the ability for advertisers to target users “interested in pseudoscience,” journalists have discovered.
The social media behemoth finally removed the “pseudoscience” category from its advertising platform on Wednesday, several days after investigators at The Markup first confronted it. They questioned the inconsistency between Facebook declaring war on misinformation and offering advertisers the ability to target 78 million people apparently interested in it.

URL: https://www.rt.com/usa/486720-facebook-pseudoscience-ad-misinformation/

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