News Corp to provide headlines for an upcoming Facebook news tab


PHOTO FILE: A sticker on which the Facebook logo is featured at F8 Facebook developers conference in San Jose, California, U., April 30, 2019. REUTERS / Stephen Lam / File Photo

(Reuters) – Facebook's ( tFB.O) Wall Street Journal headlines will be part of an upcoming news tab and some other Newspapers (NWSA.O(b) the properties of the media when it launches a fall of 2019, the social network said on Friday.

The WSJ, who first reported on the discussion, said that Facebook Post, BuzzFeed News and Business Insider have a similar deal with Facebook.

The licensing organizations will be paid a licensing fee to provide headlines, and the WSJ reported.

Last year, Rupert Murdoch, founder of News Corp, asked Facebook to pay a "farewell" to a "trustworthy" news publisher, like the model used by cable companies.

A team of editors will retain certain headings which appear in the Facebook news section, and the company algorithm will select others, in accordance with the WSJ report.

After criticizing that Facebook's lax approach to fake news reports and state-supported debug campaigns, Mark Zuckerberg said earlier that the social network would prioritize “trustworthy” news in his life by recognizing high quality outlets.

Reporting by Vengattil Munsif in Bengaluru; Edited by Maju Samuel

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