A new Facebook journalism project aims to strengthen the giant social network’s to tie up with media, by collaborating more on publishing tools and news products. Helping the advertising organization find new readers and train journalists to be more effectively use of the platform.
According to Justin Osofsky, the Face book Vice President of Global Operation and Media Partnership “We want to work with publishers to build products that enable them to tell better stories, connect with their audiences in richer ways and support emerging business models for publisher”
The Company increasingly is acknowledging its responsibility as a top provider of news to the world. The announcement comes within the analysis of the social network as fake news is spreading on Facebook, particularly during the conflict presidential campaign.
Facebook executives say the company is eager for its users to be more sensitive consumers of news. They conducted a survey that most users say that they get their news from Facebook. The rising of fake news creates significant confusion about current events.
“Facebook is quite cognizant of the fact that being bombarded by lies, fraud, deceit and hate is not a good user experience,” CUNY journalism professor Jeff Jarvis said. “Having more reliable, quality, authoritative content is good for users and thus good for Facebook.”
Facebook Users Are Fed Up With Fake News
Many of the initiatives Facebook announced have been previously discussed but the public push reflects its reliance on the media for a steady stream of content to keep its 1.8 billion users attached to their News Feed longer so Facebook can show them more ads.
Facebook took steps to stem the flow of fake news and brought in outside groups to help fact-check articles and label those that are false.
News organizations have for years collaborated with Facebook but now will gain greater and earlier access to the product. Facebook also plans a tour in the U.S. and Europe to make sure it’s building a new storytelling formats and advertising products such as ads that appear in the middle of videos that goose the fortune of news organizations.
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