Starting from the idea that people can reach the right news easily and reliably, Facebook recently announced its new service. The Facebook News tab has begun opening for specific users. The company will compete directly with Google News with this app.
The first address for Facebook News is as you can imagine in the United States. The application, which is offered to specific users for testing purposes, will spread over a wider area after a while. Users will be able to read news with a tab that will be included in the Facebook application.
The news service will include world-renowned publishers The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and BuzzFeed.
In a blog post on the new service, Facebook said it would give people a personalized experience.
An editorial team will work at News. The most popular news of the day will be gathered under ‘ Today’s Stories ‘. In addition, according to the preferences of users will be made news ranking. Users can block topics they don’t want to see if they want to. They will also be able to bring forward the publishers or articles they want to see.
Just like Google News , Facebook News will also have categories like entertainment, science and technology and sports. You will be able to subscribe to these categories.
News ‘ editorial team will work independently from Facebook. Thus, objectivity is thought to be more prominent.
In terms of publishers, publishers who want to be included in Facebook News must have a large enough audience and not violate Facebook community standards. The company must also comply with the publisher rules.