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Facebook blocks websites believed to be spreading fake news online

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Several websites were deemed to be posting fake news and now, Facebook is finally taking action – blocking some websites from posting their links on the mentioned social media platform.

Some of the websites are:

  • Classified Trends – http://www.classifiedtrends.net
  • Duterte News Info – http://www.du30newsinfo.com
  • Extreme Readers – http://www.extremereaders.com
  • Guard1an – https://theguard1an.com/
  • FilipiNews PH – http://www.filipinewsph.com
  • Kalye Pinoy – http://www.kalyepinoy.com
  • Leak News PH – http://www.leaknewsph.com
  • Media ni Duterte – http://www.dutertedefender.com
  • PinoyWorld – http://www.pinoyworld.net
  • TahoNews – http://www.tahonews.com

When users will try to share the links to these websites on their accounts, a prompt will be displayed. It reads: “The content you’re trying to share includes link that our security system detected to be unsafe. Please remove this link to continue.”

Two of the blocked websites were believed to be publishing articles on defending President Rodrigo Duterte.

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