Facebook News – The Digital Era Of Journalism

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In today’s era, social media is the platform where the majority of people spend their time on. Hence, it is a place where people look for news, influencings, entertainment and much more. Facebook News is the one who will rule. Through time, social media have created an unbreakable trust between the users and the contents uploaded in it. Even many fake news occurs, but it’s the social media where people see it first.

The digital world has created unlimited opportunities for brands, services, products and entertainers. The news section covers a huge contribution to it. Nowadays, social media is one of the most used platforms for consuming news. So, Facebook has decided to add different News section for the users. Facebook News will help people to browse more relevant news in an easier way.

The Facebook News tab will let people to select the category of news and the publishers. Above all, they will also get a major overview of important headlines of the day about the things happening around the world. It’s being tested so it is only rolled out in some of the cities of the US including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta, and Boston.

The news section will be feed by over 200 publications worldwide. Some of the main publishers are  Forbes, Business Insider, ABC, BuzzFeed News, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The New Yorker, People, New York Post, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Chicago Tribune, etc. The whole list of 200 publications has not been provided by Facebook. Later on, Facebook will also include local news publications.

Facebook says that they will have a different team for managing the news section. The team of human editors will choose the news that are to be published. In order to exclude fake news, all news will be analyzed and then posted. Publisher may get fined or banned from publishing if any fake or misleading content is found.

The publishers will have to be in the News Page Index and follow Facebook’s Publisher Guidelines to be able to feature their content on Facebook News.

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