Google Plans To Disable Adsense Ads On Fake News Sites

People are taking advantage of social networks to make money using fake news. False news stories have become a sore point after the U.S. presidential elections with critics blaming internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for having had an influence on the outcome of the elections as a result of the fake content including the use of photoshopped images that went viral.

As a result of this, Google no longer wants placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news.

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We've been working on an update to our publisher policies and will start prohibiting Google ads from being placed on misrepresentative content, just as we disallow misrepresentation in our ads policies,”. “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.”

Google evidently expects that the threat of a cut in revenue from ads will dissuade sites from publishing fake content.

You can check out the Adsense policy here.

adsense fake news policy

By removing a potential revenue stream, it will make the business of fake news a bit less lucrative.

Facebook has also updated its policy to rule out fake news sites from using Facebook Audience Network, which places ads on websites and mobile apps.

What's your take on this?


  1. It is perfect.. Naija entertainment bloggers should be warned. The fakeness in the title of their post can raise the dead.

  2. Well it's true rather Fake Bloggers should be used as an example Commenting From horlablog

  3. Wow! Thank God I dont run an entertainment niche. This is the niche of all lies.

    Learn how to do anything

  4. Sincerely Google have been too strict with so many things... Abi Donald don pay them self #lol.... Commenting from

  5. Google are too strict for my liking, commenting from

  6. This is really good. And most false news websites are in Africa. It will help reduce the amount of fake news we see everywhere and make most entertainment bloggers to work hard and source for genuine updates

    Commenting from Kamsoblog

    1. You lied, where were you when BBC and CCN were saying lies against Trump?

    2. Help me ask am ooooooo

  7. Anonymous11/24/2016

    very nice most especially Nigerians bloggers
    .. just like the trash i saw in

  8. Anonymous11/24/2016

    Google has come with this their strict policy

  9. Hmmm! Right from time Google have been really strict. Well good move. reporting

  10. This could be the last mistake they will do - this will make the ad network somewhat funny network.

    Come to think of it, hoax makes an entertainment niche good. I like reading them a lot.

    All the same, I rep blog

  11. Sounds many made up stories online these days

  12. Please I need help, I have being trying to get Google ads approval for quite a while now and am still getting rejected.


    'Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. Unfortunately, after reviewing your application, we're unable to accept you into AdSense at this time.
    We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.
    Difficult site navigation: During our review of your website, we found your site difficult to navigate. Potential navigation issues include: redirects, pages behind a login or restricted access, broken links, excessive pop-ups, dialers, and pages under construction or not yet launched.'

    I even has to purchase a custom domain name

    The original blog URL was

    Hope to see your reply. Thanks


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