After US, Facebook plans to launch news service in UK, India, Brazil


Inc said on Tuesday it plans to launch its service in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and in the coming months, after having introduced the feature in the last year.

The social media giant’s service currently pays U.S. publishers for content and has original reporting from more than 200 outlets, including thousands of local organizations.

Facebook, which has 2.7 billion monthly active users, has come under fire for its lax approach to fake news reports and disinformation campaigns, which many believe affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, won by Donald Trump.

Following the criticism, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg had said the company would prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed by identifying high-quality outlets.

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