The Wall Street Journal and other prominent News Corp media properties will feed Facebook forthcoming news tab. The social media giant made the announcement last Friday about this new feature set to launch in the fall of 2019.
The WSJ first revealed the deal and said that other news companies such as BuzzFeed News, Business Insider, and the Washington Post, also have entered a similar agreement with the social media network.
The news publications will receive a licensing fee to feed headlines, the WSJ also announced.
In 2018, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp’s founder, heeded Facebook to pay “credible” news organizations a carriage fee, resembling the model utilized by most cable companies.
According to the WSJ report, the news set to appear in Facebook’s news tab will be filtered and organized by a pool of editors, while the company’s algorithm will handle the remaining headlines.
After criticisms that Facebook tends to be lax on state-initiated disinformation attempts and fake news reports, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company would be prioritizing “trustworthy” information in its news section by recognizing high-quality sources.