Facebook starts testing the U.S. news tab

These publications will allow users to be aware of the latest and important news, help to better understand what is happening.
Facebook will begin testing Facebook News Day’s news service in the largest U.S. cities. There will be media news taking into account the interests of the user and the place of residence, the company said.

These publications will allow users to be aware of the latest and important news, help to better understand what is happening and expand their interests in the field of information, according to Facebook.

This section will include minor news and news related to certain important topics. A study of 100,000 American social media users found that they lacked news about culture, business, sports, and medicine.

The Facebook News tab will combine the news of the day, selected by a team of journalists, thematic sections, a personal news feed, and a subscription. As the experiment is tested, the experiment will expand throughout the United States.

So far, the service is only available to 200,000 users, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing knowledgeable sources. According to their information, agreements on the placement of publications in this tab are concluded with major American media, including WSJ, Buzzfeed, Business Insider, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, USA Today ABC News, NBC News, and Fox News.

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It is unclear how much it will cost the social network. The WSJ has previously reported that Facebook offers different publications from hundreds of thousands of dollars to several million.

Earlier, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Russia, China, and Iran are trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. elections