Facebook says its free news feed is helping journalism

Company tells Australian regulator that news makes up just 5% of content shared, and downplays its collection and use of people’s data• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Facebook has told the Australian competition regulator that news makes up just 5% of the content shared on the platform, and the social media giant is helping journalism by providing a free global distribution service for publishers. In its submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission inquiry into the impact of digital platforms on media and advertising, Facebook also downplayed its collection and use of people’s data, saying many organisations, including newspapers, collected similar data. Related: Google tells Australian regulator it is not contributing to 'the death of journalism' Related: Facebook and Google must be held to account, TV networks say Related: Australians ignorant about social media data, ACCC chief warns Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook says its free news feed is helping journalism

Company tells Australian regulator that news makes up just 5% of content shared, and downplays its collection and use of people’s data• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Facebook has told the Australian competition regulator that news makes up just 5% of the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook’s news feed change won’t help social media addiction | Eleni Stefanou

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to ensure Facebook is good for people’s wellbeing – but its business model remains unalteredWhen Facebook announced it was tuning out publishers and brands to focus on friends, family and “meaningful interactions”, my immediate response was relief. I desperately... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook to End News Feed Experiment in 6 Countries That Magnified Fake News

A booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The social network is stopping the experiment known as Explore, which separates news publishers from its main site. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2018-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digiday Research poll: Apple News dominates publisher focus after Facebook’s news feed changes

Digiday's online poll of publisher executives found that they believe Apple News should be their priority following Facebook's algorithm change. The post Digiday Research poll: Apple News dominates publisher focus after Facebook’s news feed changes appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change

Traffic to news publishers has dipped again since Facebook said it would prioritize users' posts in the news feed, according to multiple data sources. The post As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook’s Latest News Feed Change Sounds Like Bad News for Publishers

The modified algorithm will place higher value on posts by friends, family, and colleagues — at the expense of media brands. The post Facebook’s Latest News Feed Change Sounds Like Bad News for Publishers appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2016-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook's News Feed Update Isn't Good News For Publishers—But It May Be For You

Would you rather get your news directly from publishers or from your Facebook friends?If you've been feeling like Facebook is clogging up your News Feed with too many dispiriting news stories and not enough cute baby pictures, this one's for you: The social network is tweaking its algorithm yet... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WPP returns to growth and Facebook News offers publishers ‘free money’: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-25 10:25:54 UTC ]
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Facebook News debuts with 'free money' for publishers

Facebook opened a news hub today, where it pays publishers to host their headlines and drive visitors to their websites as a way to make amends with the industry that has been battered by the rise of the social network and other platforms. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is due to host media partners at an... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-25 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Reaches Deal With Wall Street Journal Publisher, Others for News Section

News Corp has reached a deal to let Facebook Inc. feature headlines from The Wall Street Journal and other Dow Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-10-21 14:49:53 UTC ]
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With the Help of Washington, News Publishers Fight to Recapture Advertising Dollars From Facebook and Google

Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corp and co-chairman of Fox Corp., who built his fortune in the newspaper Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-10-01 07:00:50 UTC ]
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Facing a trust crisis, Facebook offers up even more context about news feed publishers

Facebook has been making attempts to restore people’s trust in what they come across in their news feeds. In the latest example, the company is rolling out new features that aim to give users more information about the publishers and stories they read. Originally conducted as a test last year,... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-04-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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After Facebook news-feed changes, publishers look hopefully to Pinterest

Pinterest represented nearly 8 percent of publishers’ social traffic in the second half of 2017, nearly doubling year over year, according to Shareaholic. The post After Facebook news-feed changes, publishers look hopefully to Pinterest appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digiday Research: European publishers grapple with Facebook’s news feed changes

Digiday surveyed European publishers about their strategies for countering changes to Facebook's news feed algorithm. The post Digiday Research: European publishers grapple with Facebook’s news feed changes appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Collateral damage from Facebook’s news-feed changes begins to pile up

Facebook's latest news-feed change could affect the cottage industry that has sprung up to help feed viral publishers. The post Collateral damage from Facebook’s news-feed changes begins to pile up appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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LittleThings shuts down, a casualty of Facebook news feed change

LittleThings was more heavily dependent on Facebook than most publishers, making it especially vulnerable to the platform's recent news feed change. The post LittleThings shuts down, a casualty of Facebook news feed change appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Helping Local News Publishers Get More Digital Subscribers

Facebook is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to supporting local news publishers, putting $3 million toward helping some of them boost their digital subscription totals. Head of news partnerships Campbell Brown announced in a blog post that the Facebook Journalism Project... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook news feed changes 'decimated' publisher

The publisher of Little Things blames Facebook's algorithm changes for the lifestyle website's closure. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘There’s an awful lot of showmanship’: Confessions of a publishing consultant on Facebook’s news feed changes

"Publishers want to scare Facebook because there have been so many different gripes." The post ‘There’s an awful lot of showmanship’: Confessions of a publishing consultant on Facebook’s news feed changes appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers eye push notifications in aftermath of Facebook news feed changes

Push notifications have gotten more sophisticated as publishers try to build deeper direct connections with readers. The post Publishers eye push notifications in aftermath of Facebook news feed changes appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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