On Friday Facebook confirmed that publisher of The Wall Street Journal and other stories from News Corp will be delivered at a new “tab” which planned at the leading social network.
Facebook has confirmed that it will deliver News Corp stories in a departure from letting algorithms dictate users’ experiences through its longstanding practice and separate from the trademark news feed which will be edited by seasoned journalists.
Mark Zuckerberg Facebook co-founder and chief executive said in a statement provided to AFP that people want to read high quality news on Facebook. They want to bring reliable news to their users.
He is excited we’ll have the opportunity to include US News Corp properties such as award-winning journalism from The Wall Street Journal in our news tab. No details about the agreement were provided.
Mari Melguizo Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement given recently to AFP that they started by paying a subset of publishers who can provide a steady volume of original and fact-based content including a range of topic areas. The number of publishers involved in the news tab will grow over time
Last month Facebook said that a portion of the publishers whose stories appear in a news tab set is planned to pay only to launch in the weeks ahead. According to the California-based online social network, the tab will be separate from the trademark news feed at Facebook which displays content from people’s friends and updates.
Facebook has confirmed plans in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate users’ experiences for a News Tab will be edited by seasoned journalists. A human team will select top relevant, reliable breaking news stories.
Earlier Monday A Wall Street Journal report said that the estimated a quarter of 200 news organizations whose articles will be featured were planned to pay by Facebook.