Facebook to clamp down on who can cash in on ads

Facebook says creators can't earn money on violence, porn, drugs

Facebook says creators can't earn money on violence, porn, drugs

"We want to ensure that advertisers feel confident in their investment on our platform and brand safety and what content ads are running against has been an area of concern".

On Wednesday, Facebook said it would seek accreditation from the Media Ratings Council, a USA non-profit organisation, for audience measurement services.

Facebook (O:) said on Wednesday it would introduce tougher rules on who can make money from advertising on its network, responding to criticism that it makes it too easy for providers of fake news and sensational headlines to cash in.

Facebook will also step up its monitoring of hate speech, adding 3,000 content reviewers to almost double the size of its existing team. That will start rolling out next week with full-lists available by Ocotober.

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Facebook wants content creators to earn money, but not at the expense of the family-friendly social network it's built, or the integrity of its advertising clients. Facebook admits its been accused of "grading our own homework", VP of global marketing solutions Carolyn Everson writes. These standards will apply to ad placements where context could matter, including in-stream ads and Instant Articles.

Facebook has also been dealing with the spread of misinformation on its platform, reporting last week that fake accounts, likely linked to Russian Federation, spent $100,000 in ads ahead of the US election.

At the same time, Facebook's vice president of media partnerships, Nick Grudin, used a blog post to introduce the new content monetization standards and guidelines.

First, the company says it's laying out a new set of guidelines on what violates its policies for monetization programs like Branded Content and Instant Articles.

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These guidelines provide more detail on the types of content that advertisers may find sensitive, and should help you make more informed decisions about what content to monetize.

While the guidelines do not cover every scenario, they are a good indicator of what types of content are likely to generate more revenue.

If your content does not comply with these standards, we will notify you that we have removed the ads. The rules, if taken as written, would seem to bar the monetization of news content with a high public service value, like the depiction of war crimes - depictions of "natural disasters" is cited specifically. If you believe your content should be eligible, you can reach out through the appeals channel. This is a major step from the social media giant as it could create a new content boundary for the creators and it could cut down the 55% of the ad renew that publishers had been making.

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