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Google enables Covid-19 disinformation sites to make money, report finds | Press Gazette

By William Turvill
August 7, 2020

A new University of Oxford report has exposed how Covid-19 disinformation websites are able to use Google’s search engine and advertising platform to achieve “financial viability and success”.

The Oxford Internet Institute study found that some of the websites are equal in search rank to established newsbrands.

It also found that more than 60% of the largest “junk news” websites surveyed use Google Ads to generate money from disinformation.

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Source: Google enables Covid-19 disinformation sites to make money, report finds – Press Gazette

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