Ireland’s State broadcaster RTÉ has taken social network Facebook to task over how a paid-for post circulated on the platform in the form of a fake news video.
According to RTÉ, the ad gave the appearance of being a genuine RTÉ News report on the issue of abortion.
The upcoming referendum on 25 May will ask the Irish electorate if it wishes to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. The Amendment grants equal rights to the mother and an unborn child, thus preventing the Government from introducing legislation allowing for terminations unless in exceptional circumstances.
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Source:: Silicon Republic News