Feb 4, 2020

Author Stephen King quits Facebook

Novelist Stephen King has quit Facebook, saying he was uncomfortable with the "Flood of false information allowed in its political advertising". Facebook's decision not to change the way it fact-checked political adverts has proved controversial with many. Facebook has said that political adverts are not a major revenue stream for it - less than 0.5% according to founder Mark Zuckerberg. The firm has faced pressure to change its mind - Hillary Clinton was among politicians to praise Twitter's decision and ask Facebook why it was not doing the same. After the UK's recent general election, the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising said that there had been a flood of fake news and disinformation.

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