PA finds Facebook still earning from fake news

A recent investigation has revealed that Facebook is still earning money on the back of hoax content despite its promise to crack down on fake news.

The Press Association revealed that dodgy adverts and posts about celebrities such as Professor Stephen Hawking, Lord Sugar and the Queen persist – earning millions for the social media platform.

One advert about Lord Sugar used a webpage pretending to be The Sun to make money from gullible readers.

Similar scams on Facebook’s pages solicit clicks by claiming the death of the Queen, Professor Stephen Hawking and actor, Hugh Laurie.