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Facebook says it will pay French publishers for news content

PARIS (AP) – Facebook announced on Thursday that it had reached an agreement with a group of French publishers to pay for links to their news shared by people on the social network. The company claims to have signed the license agreement with the Alliance de la Presse d’Information Générale, which represents 300 French publishers, […]

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Facebook Inks signs deal with French publishers to pay for news content

Top line Facebook has signed an agreement with a French lobby group that represents 300 French publishers to pay for news content circulating on its users’ feeds, several media reported Thursday, as publishers around the world stressed the need for the social media giant to offset their content that generates advertising revenue for Facebook. Facebook […]

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Facebook says it will pay French publishers for links to news content

Facebook announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement with a group of French publishers to pay for links to their news shared by people on the social network. The company claims to have signed the license agreement with the Alliance de la Presse d’Information Générale, which represents 300 French publishers, to improve the quality […]

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Facebook whistleblower describes competing motivations in the company’s approach to news content

Is Facebook bad for the company and is the company knowingly contributing to division and angst, in order to maximize usage and profit? It’s a key question that has persisted for a few years, especially since the 2016 U.S. election. And now we get a glimpse of Facebook’s own thinking on the subject – over […]