Business Insider / Reuters – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday it is investigating whether Facebook’s online journal, called The Huffington Post, is a fake news site.
In a letter to the publisher, the FTC said the publisher had not updated its policies for its users to address a new problem that had been reported by a user.
The agency said that user had posted a false story that Facebook had removed posts that the user had written, but that it had not removed the content.
The user had also posted links to posts from the Huffington Post that were “false and misleading,” the letter said.
Facebook has not commented on the allegations.
Facebook’s rules prohibit people from posting content that has been removed from a Facebook page or from an account that has expired, as well as content that is fake or has been shared more than 20 times.
The company has said it will review all of its policies to make sure it is complying with the law.
The company said it was reviewing the matter.