Thursday, Facebook launched FB Newswire which will serve as a digital newspaper to Facebook users. This Facebook page features “hand-selected and journalist-verified news stories from across Facebook’s platform,” according to Mashable. Facebook has partnered with Storyful, a news agency that verifies and aggregates news found on social media.
FB Newswire will highlight stories from around the world, sometimes in languages other than English. (Captions will be in English.) To subscribe, you’ll need to Like the FB Newswire page, and you’ll start seeing stories in your News Feed. This is a strategic move by Facebook to stay competitive with Twitter in the breaking news category. Will you subscribe to FB Newswire?
Davina Horton is the Social Media Manager at Infuz. Contact her at Davina.Horton@infuz.com or 314-584-8000.