Google cut fake news sites off from access to its vast advertising network, depriving them of a key revenue source.
On Sunday, the site Mediaite reported that the top result on a Google search for “final election vote count 2016” was a link to a story on a website called 70News that wrongly stated that Mr. Trump, who won the Electoral College, was ahead of his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton, in the popular vote.
“Moving forward, we will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content or the primary purpose of the web property,” Ms. Faville said.
Ms. Faville said that the policy change had been in the works for a while and was not in reaction to the election.
SAME FOR FACEBOOK
Facebook and Twitter maxed out election frenzy revenues and cracked down once the cash was harvested also once political backlash or risk of political backlash had largely subsided.