Facebook is partnering with TV news to bring shows to your feed
ABC News, CNN, Fox News, Univision, and others, are included 🎥
Posted on June 6, 2018 11:50 PM.
After going through the fake-news wringer, Facebook is shelling out money on original news content.
While the shows are going to be produced by seven organizations, including ABC News, CNN, and Fox News, Facebook's funding all of the production.
The strategy is partly aimed at driving up viewing on its Facebook Watch platform, but it also is supposed to demonstrate the social-media giant’s commitment to funding trustworthy journalism.
The shows will include a weekday news brief by CNN's Anderson Cooper, a twice-weekly show by Mic, and a daily news show from ABC News. Despite Facebook's deprioritization of media content over their users' social feeds, ...
... Brown echoes CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s rationale for the move, saying that while there will be less news in users’ feeds, what remains should be “trustworthy, informative, and local.”
We've seen that people enjoy coming to Watch to find timely, relevant content and to catch up with the publishers and creators they care about. We think that this is a great opportunity to test a viewing destination for high quality news content within Watch and are excited about the possibilities here with the broader ecosystem of news publishers.
The new shows will be making their debut later this summer.
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