Facebook looks at strengthening its ties with News organizations

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Facebook Inc has introduced its “Journalism Project” as the social networking giant hopes to develop and deepen its association with news organizations. The project has come out just after the organization said it was hiring former CNN reporter, host and anchor Campbell Brown to lead its team which is dedicated for news partnerships

As a major part of this new venture, Facebook said it would concentrate on enhancing its current narrating formats which comprise of Live, 360, and Instant Articles. Facebook said it would test a few feature that will utilize Instant Articles to permit the reader to see different stories at once, as a bundle, from their favored news associations. The organization also said it would work with third party organizations to enhance “news literacy” and help clients choose which sources are reliable.

Facebook has not very long ago faced criticism in the last couple of months that it didn’t do what’s needed to handle the issue of fake news stories on its platform. As per blog entry from Fidji Simo, director of product at Facebook, “We care a great deal about making sure that a healthy news ecosystem and journalism can thrive,”

Facebook likewise said it would look at introduction of advertising breaks in regular videos. The organization has beforehand tried ad format for Facebook Live.

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Madhurima Goyal, From ITvoir News Desk

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