Teen Vogue Deletes a Glowing, Mislabeled Sponsored Article on Facebook’s Election Integrity Project Under Heavy Criticism

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Epic fail, Teen Vogue.

On Wednesday, the youth-oriented fashion-and-lifestyle magazine published, then mislabeled, then ultimately deleted a sponsored article that uncritically profiled Facebook’s efforts to stop 2020 campaign misinformation.

As detailed in the New York Times, the Condé Nast publication posted an unbylined article — identified as “sponsored editorial content” — that interviewed five women from the social network giant under the headline: “How Facebook is Helping Ensure the Integrity of the 2020 Election.” The story was reportedly part of a package deal that included Facebook’s sponsorship of the Teen Vogue 2019 Summit, which took place last fall.

Facebook, in a statement, said it misunderstood the terms of its summit sponsorship. “We had
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