Facebook’s first wave of ‘trustworthy’ news shows sure includes a lot of Fox News
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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 () Back in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a vow to increase the “time well-spent” on the social media network, in part by increasing the quality of the news that appears on users’ feeds. Today, Facebook announced the first slate of news shows it will fund as part of its improvement effort, some of which debut on July 16th.
In an effort to deliver “trustworthy, informative and local” news, Facebook will air daily briefings and deep coverage by outlets such as ABC News and Attn. The formats and subjects align with the outlets: Mic, for instance, aims to provide “complicated” and “diverse” coverage that highlights the “underrepresented.” Well-known news personalities, such as Anderson Cooper and Jorge Ramos, will also lead their...
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