Babar Khan Javed
Jul 21, 2017

Facebook battles fake news with editorial rights

Facebook is battling fake news by only offering verified publishers (those that regularly advertise with Facebook) the ability to edit headlines and meta descriptions for their verified links.

Facebook is limiting editorial rights for link previews to verified publishers that advertise on its platform. (Source: Facebook).

In a bid to battle the prevalence of fake news, Facebook has announced a change that will disallow non-publisher Facebook pages from being able to edit or modify the link previews on Facebook. Now any page not deemed a publisher will be unable to overwrite link metadata which means the headline and description within the API or in Page composer.

On the other hand, verified publishers will now be able to customize how their...

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