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Meta to deprecate Facebook News in the UK, Germany and France

Meta today announced that it will be pulling the plug on Facebook News in the U.K., Germany and France starting in early December. The social networking giant said it was part of its “ongoing ef

Meta to ditch human-curated Facebook News stories globally

Some three years after first introducing a curated news section for publishers, Meta has confirmed that it’s ditching the humans and leaning entirely on algorithms for Facebook News in all marke

Facebook renamed its ‘news feed’ to just ‘feed’

Remember writing on your friend’s “wall” before the Facebook timeline? Now, the Facebook “news feed” will join the graveyard of anachronisms in our memories. Henceforth,

Facebook News to expand internationally to the UK, Germany, France, India and Brazil

Facebook News, the social network’s dedicated news section launched to U.S. audiences in June, is soon expanding to international markets. The company announced today it plans to accelerate its

Facebook News launches to all in US with addition of local news and video

Facebook News, the social network’s dedicated section devoted to journalism, is today launching for all users in the U.S. The feature was first introduced in October 2019 as a limited test in th

Mark Zuckerberg makes the case for Facebook News

While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed cheerful and even jokey when he took the stage today in front of journalists and media executives (at one point, he described the event as “by far the b

Facebook starts testing News, its new section for journalism

Facebook’s news section, which was previously reported to be imminent, is here: The company is rolling out Facebook News in a limited test in the U.S. as a home screen tab and bookmark in the m

Why the Facebook News tab shouldn’t be trusted

Are we really doing this again? After the pivot to video. After Instant Articles. After news was deleted from the News Feed. Once more, Facebook dangles extra traffic, and journalism outlets leap thro

Lowlights from Zuckerberg’s Libra testimony in Congress

“I don’t control Libra” was the central theme of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony today in Congress. The House of Representatives unleashed critiques of his approach to

Bad news: Facebook leads in news consumption among social feeds, but most don’t trust it, says Pew

As Facebook prepares to launch a “news tab” this month featuring news stories curated by humans to complement the headlines that appear in your social feed generated by your friends&#8217

Facebook swings at Twitter with Breaking News label

Facebook’s algorithm is terrible at surfacing breaking news, often showing urgent posts hours or even days later when more facts have since emerged or the story has changed. This has made Twitte

Facebook works it out with Apple to test news paywalls on iOS

Facebook will begin allowing news publishers to run paywalls inside Facebook's iOS app starting March 1. Facebook started testing paywalls on Android in October, but at the time it couldn't come to an