Tess Townsend

Freelance marketing & PR | Former journalist | Pronouns: she/her
Bylines: Sac Bee, Sac News & Review, Water Deeply, NY Magazine, Vox, Inc., elsewhere
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Why Political Ads Are Regulated but Fake News on Facebook Isn't

While some fake-news websites are just chasing profits, it's clear a subset of them have been doing something more akin to content marketing, using made-up headlines as a form of persuasion. The phenomenon raises uncomfortable legal questions for Facebook, the venue of choice for fake-news purveyors. The social network has proven to be a zone where campaign finance rules are difficult if not nearly impossible to enforce, at least from outside. Nevertheless, the sites described by The Intercept