Facebook, Journalism

Facebook, Journalism

Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab

Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab

21.8.2019

Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Tuesday (Aug 20) confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its ...

READ: Google, Facebook, Twitter still falling short in combating fake news: EU Other sections of the tab will rely on algorithms to figure out a user's interests based on"signals" such as pages followed, interactions with online news or subscriptions to publications. "Our goal with the News Tab is to provide a personalized, highly relevant experience for people," Facebook head of news partnerships Campbell Brown told AFP. Advertisement Advertisement "For the Top News section of the tab we're pulling together a small team of journalists to ensure we're highlighting the right stories." However, the majority of stories people see will be determined by software, according to Brown. The tab would be separate from the trademark news feed at Facebook that displays updates and content from people's friends. Facebook Watch already allows users to peruse news shows funded by the social network and other on-demand online content. California-based Facebook has launched an array of initiatives to support or bolster journalism in recent years as social media has been under intense pressure to avoid becoming a tool to spread misinformation. "Working with news industry to get Facebook's News Tab right is our goal and focus this year," Brown said earlier this month in a tweet. "Still early days but we are getting tremendous partner feedback on the product. I believe we can provide people on Facebook a better news experience." Facebook will reportedly pay some publishers to license news content for the tab. Earlier this year Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted"to make sure that to the extent that we can, we're funding as much high-quality journalism as possible." Source: AFP/ad Read more: CNA

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Twitter to no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news mediaSAN FRANCISCO: Social networking service Twitter on Monday (Aug 20) said it would no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news media. ...

Thailand asks tech firms to set up centres against 'fake news' in South-east AsiaBANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centres in each of the 10 South-east Asian countries to curb the flow of 'fake news' and fake accounts, the country's telecommunications regulator said on Monday (Aug 19).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Boeing hiring as it targets 737 MAX fights resuming 'early fourth quarter'Boeing Co said on Tuesday it plans to add extra staff and hire 'a few hundred' additional temporary employees at a facility in Moses Lake, ...

Boeing to add 'a few hundred' employees to assist with 737 MAX deliveriesBoeing Co said on Tuesday it plans to add extra staff and hire 'a few hundred' additional temporary employees at a facility in Moses Lake, ...

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