Facebook launches a tab of news in the testing phase and only in the united STATES

Facebook has added a new tab. this Is a new news section that will offer articles from various media with which it has reached agreements. The tab is in testing phase and currently only in the united States, for a limited group of users.The content of the tab of news of Facebook will come from four types of media: a generalist, specialized, and diverse local. The social network has explained that you get media content already present in your news index and to comply with the content policies of the social network against the false news, the hate speech or the holders bait (clickbait), among others.The service, called Facebook News, involving big headers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal or The Washington Post; television networks such as ABC, NBC or Fox News, and digital media such as BuzzFeed or Business Insider. Next to them, the technology giant has reached agreements with local media from several major u.s. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, Miami, Atlanta, or Boston.Facebook News is composed by several functions, among which is that ‘the stories of today’, although there will also be specific sections for news specialized on business, entertainment, health, science and technology and sports. Your news will be selected by a team recruited by the company and not by algorithms. in Addition, readers can link to your account of Facebook’s subscriptions to media in an attempt to facilitate payment for content.The new tab will be customizable by users, you will be able to choose on certain aspects in the function of the news you read, share or follow, as well as depending on their interests and favourite themes. Also included are controls to limit certain content or media that the user of the social network not want to appear.As explained by in a statement, another of the features present in Facebook News is a section of paid subscriptions, to get the news media to which users have subscribed to via the social network account.According to several u.s. media, the internet giant paid to some of the publications between one and three million dollars annually for their articles and, in most cases, will direct the internet users to the web of the header, which will increase your traffic.A priori, the initiative should serve to Facebook to respond to two problems that has suffered for years: its role in the dissemination of fake news, and the tense relationship with the media. On this occasion, the company stresses that it has worked with the media to design the product and the way in which will be presented to the users.”The journalism has a key role in our democracy,” defends the social network, in which it stressed that, without news well worked, society loses an “essential tool for good decision-making”.
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Facebook launches a tab of news in the testing phase and only in the united STATES
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October 28, 2019