Fake news ads are reportedly popping up on fact-checking websites.
The New York Times reported that as recent as last week, these ads were found on sites like PolitiFact and Snopes.
The report said the ads took the reader to sites that looked like major media websites, like Vogue and People. The headlines read, for example, “Melania Trump is leaving the White House!”
The articles looks similar to a standard news site, but they transitioned to an ad. In one case, an anti-aging skin cream, the report said.
Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they’re still inadvertently promoting it — often at the worst possible times. (Read more from “Fake News Ads Are Reportedly Popping up on Fact-Checking Websites” HERE)