Facebook has launched a new feature inside its main mobile app.
Called Facebook News, it is described as "a dedicated space for news on Facebook" and it is primarily intended to give Facebook users more control over their news experience and the news they see on the platform.
Facebook said it polled publishers, journalists and more than 100 people on Facebook in the US to learn more about how people consume news on Facebook. He wanted to see what topics they were most interested in, and he found that these were "services" in many topics people would like to see in their news feeds. As a result, he came up with Facebook News. Here's how it works.
When will Facebook news be available?
Facebook News is now in testing among several hundred thousand users in the US. We'll keep you posted as it gets more widespread adoption.
How do you find Facebook News?
Facebook news is a new tab in the Facebook app. He sits next to Facebook to watch the menu. Currently in testing and may not be available to you.
- Open the latest version of the Facebook app.
- Click on the Facebook News tab (paper icon) next to the Facebook watch in the menu.
You can also learn more about Facebook News at www.facebook.com/news.
How does Facebook News work?
Facebook said it wanted to build a place for users to find more news on Facebook. Therefore, Facebook News will feature a wide range of news content across four categories of publishers: general, thematic, diverse, and local news.
Here are a few key features of Facebook News:
- Today's stories: it's stories of power-curated team of journalists.
- Personal experience: you will see what you have read, share and follow on facebook.
- Section topics: You can find out more news in thematic sections like business, entertainment, health, science and technology, sports.
- Your subscriptions: You can link your paid news subscription to your Facebook account and access them from the Facebook app.
- Control: You will have the ability to hide articles, topics, and publishers.
Facebook said it wants to recognize initial reporting, as it's more expensive to produce. So, his team of curated journalists, who run the modern history section of Facebook News, will reward original stories by picking them first.
Which news publishers are on Facebook?
Facebook News will be reporting from major publishers including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and BuzzFeed. Some publishers are even paying this, according to Verge, offering a new way of making money in the industry. Facebook told publishers who wish to participate must be in the news index page, which has taken shape in "collaboration with the industry to determine the content of the news."
Publishers must comply with Facebook's publisher guidelines, which purportedly include "a range of signal integrity for determining product eligibility, including disinformation - as determined based on third-party proofreaders - community violations of standards (e.g., hate), link-bait, engagement Bait , and others." Facebook has promised to constantly check the integrity status to ensure the criteria are met.
As for smaller publishers, the social network said it will begin by showcasing local original reporting from local publications to major major areas across the US, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Houston. , Washington, Miami, Atlanta and Boston. In the coming months, it will include local news from more than 6000 American cities.
Can you trust Facebook news?
We don't know yet. Facebook has not yet released the full list of posts coming from Facebook news, raising serious concerns about its possible spread of fake news. Facebook is really transparent right now? You can argue no.
Facebook can even reliably serve news to its users? We can't help but think about how he spent years berating user data and allowing himself to be an explosive spread of misinformation.