There are sections on a variety of topics including science and technology, business, entertainment, health, and sports. You will be able to select the articles, topics and publishers you want to see in the tab and hide the ones you don’t want. Your News Feed will always contain articles shared by the people and pages you follow.
The company pays UK news agencies to license articles from hundreds of publications. Along with the launch, Facebook announced other publishers whose work will be featured in the tab, including Channel 4 News, Daily Mail Group, Financial Times, Sky News, Telegraph Media Group, and DC Thomson (disclosure: a former employer of mine ). He had previously announced partnerships with companies like The Guardian, The Economist and STV, as well as local news sites and lifestyle brands from Conde Nast and Hearst.
Facebook says the move is the start of a “series of international news investments.” He is in talks with publishers in France and Germany to bring the News tab to those countries. The company previously alludes to plans to deploy the functionality in India and Brazil.
Meanwhile, Google recently accepted to pay French publishers for the preview snippets that appear in its news section. The company last week threatened to shut down Search in Australia if the country forces it to pay publishers for the use of their content.