Facebook Hiring Corporate Media Veterans To Manually Curate ‘News Tab’

Social media giant Facebook spoke with Axios recently on their plan to promote news outlets on its site. Within these plans includes the creation of a “News Tab” showcasing news outlets picked by Facebook, hiring experienced journalists, and changing how millions receive their news.

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Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, stated recently that: “Our goal with the News tab is to provide a personalized, highly relevant experience … The majority of stories people will see will appear in the tab via algorithmic selection.” The company will reportedly be employing a small team of journalists to curate the Top News section.

Facebook ended its Trending Topics feature last year after being accused of bias, a Facebook executive commented on this stating: “We learned a lot from Trending. This is a completely different product.”

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Source: Facebook Hiring Corporate Media Veterans To Manually Curate ‘News Tab’ | Breitbart

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