Facebook to add labels on state-controlled media

Facebook to add labels on state-controlled media

Facebook said it will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations.

It will also block any ads from such outlets that target US users. The company said that it will add labels to the Facebook pages of Russia Today, Sputnik, Xinhua News and the People’s Daily, among others, warning people that these were state-controlled outlets.

Facebook will not label any U.S.-based news organizations, as it determined that even U.S. government-run outlets have editorial independence, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, said in an interview.

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