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Facebook gives an update on its Journalism Project, six months in existence

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Facebook gives an update on its Journalism Project, six months in existence

Facebook has met with 2,600 publishers around the world since the launch of the Journalism Project, in an effort to understand news publishers wishes for how the platform should be developed, Facebook said in the six month update on the project.

Among the changes that Facebook listed are improvements to Instant Articles, such as call-to-action buttons for email sing-ups. More than 10,000 publishers are using Instant Articles, with over one-third of clicks to articles on Facebook being to Instant Articles. As reported earlier, Facebook also said it is building a tool to allow subscriptions within Instant Articles.

According to the company, it pays out over $1 million every day in shared advertising revenue to publishing partners.

As for fake news, Facebook said it is trying to disrupt economic incentives to create and distribute false news, and has updated its News Feed to give more prominence to informative stories rather than clickbait, false news or sensationalism.

The company also recently created a new tool, Link Ownership, which disables the ability for Facebook Pages to edit the previews of the links they share, TechCrunch reports. Facebook said it had found that many Pages had modified previews seemingly to mislead readers.


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Teemu Henriksson


2017-07-21 12:34

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