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Facebook Pushes Back on Low-Quality Storefronts

Facebook said it is working to cut back on online storefronts selling shoddy products on its site, after a report in The Wall Street Journal last month that many users were getting low-quality products flipped from Chinese online marketplaces through the site. To do that, the company is adding reviews for shopping ads and said it will limit ads that get many negative reviews, or could ban them altogether. This is another example of Facebook being forced to face the scope of its own platform, and looking to claw back oversight over some of its users. This case, adding to concerns over privacy and fake news, is particularly interesting because it hits at the heart of Facebook’s e-commerce business, which the company has been actively looking to grow through the core Facebook app, as well as other platforms like Instagram. 

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