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Facebook Launches News Service Across The US

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

11:52 AM - 25 Oct 2019



Facebook is beginning to test its own news platform in the United States.

Facebook News will feature general, topical, diverse and local news and will appear directly within the main app.

It will include the stories of the day chosen by a team of journalists, which can be personalized based on what news you read.

There will also be controls to hide articles, topics and publishers you don't want to see.

The social media giant says "News gives people more control over the stories they see, and the ability to explore a wider range of their news interests, directly within the Facebook app."

Here's what it looks like:

Facebook News

FB says any publishers included in the service will need to be in its News Page Index.

That's been developed in collaboration with the industry to identify news content.

They also need to abide by the social media company's Publisher Guidelines, these include a range of integrity signals in determining product eligibility, including misinformation.

FB says it will continue to learn, listen and improve News as it rolls out more broadly.



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