Advertisers no longer able to change news headlines on Facebook

Facebook will stop allowing advertisers to make changes in the news articles they promote on the social media platform. The company was alerted of this practice by Wall Street Journal, which had found examples of advertisers subtly modifying press coverage about their companies or products. The publishers of these news articles are concerned that their content is shared with consumers in ways that are outside of their knowledge and control. According to the new policy, advertisers ‘shouldn’t be able to edit headlines on stories they didn’t create’.