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7. Avarice of Advertising

How Algorithmic Ad Distribution Funds Fake News and Reinforces Racism
Noah Giansiracusa1  
Acton, MA, USA

One of the incentives for a good portion of fake news is money.

—Fil Menczer, Professor of Informatics, Indiana University

When we think of Google supporting the fake news industry, the first thing that comes to mind is how, as described in the previous chapter, it serves up an audience with its various search products. However, there is an entirely separate way—less obvious but extremely influential—that Google supports the ...

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