Facebook CEO Zuckerberg outlines vision for a ‘high-quality’ news tab

Facebook's founder along with CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to participants during the Viva Technologie show at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France.

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Facebook’s founder along with CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to participants during the Viva Technologie show at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France.

Facebook could launch a dedicated news tab in partnership with “high-quality” publishers, if CEO Mark Zuckerberg carries out his latest vision for news content on the platform.

The dedicated news tab sounds similar to Facebook’s Watch tab, which hosts original programming along with longer-form videos — along with shares some of the advertising revenue with publishers.

“We want which to surface high-quality along with trustworthy information,” Zuckerberg said in a conversation with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner which was posted to Zuckerberg’s Facebook page. “I think there’s real opportunity within a separate news surface to have better monetization for publishers than we have today in News Feed.”

Facebook has been credited in part with the erosion of traditional along with digital media, through its hosting of often-free along with widely-shared news articles. As a result, Facebook has been toying with different ways to support digital publishers along with simultaneously stop the spread of misinformation which purports to come coming from legitimate outlets.

Facebook would certainly partner with publishers on the possible brand new feature to make sure their content is actually available inside brand new feature, Zuckerberg said, similar to Apple’s latest push into subscription news.

“Local journalism is actually having a hard time transitioning to the internet in general, along with I would certainly wish which we can be one of the ways which we can support along with make [which] more sustainable coming from a distribution along with monetization perspective,” Zuckerberg said.

The brand new tab would certainly be a free service for users, Zuckerberg said. The company wouldn’t employ journalists to produce news, however could hire curators to maintain the quality of the product.

Facebook executives have been discussing the idea for a while, according to a company spokesperson, however the product is actually not yet in development.

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