Google no longer uses the term “fake news” in its advertising policy.
The company has quietly erased the only explicit mention of the phrase from the rules for its AdSense platform. This comes just months after it announced that it would no longer serve ads to sites that traffic in misinformation.
The language was removed from a section of the “prohibited content” guide in which the company gives examples of potential rule violations. A now-deleted sentence had described “deceptively presenting fake news articles as real” as one possible scenario. Read more…