Meta launches Facebook News in France, its news service

After the United States, the United Kingdom or Germany, Facebook News finally arrives in France. It is always a selection of content offered in a dedicated tab. The selection is made by a team of journalists from Media Services, a subsidiary of AFP.

As seen in the video above, a tab appears between the profile and the notifications. When you click on it, you land on the featured articles. The title of the medium, the title of the article and a photo appear. we can share and pleasures each one of them. Next, it is possible to explore a more specific topic, such as sports, for example.

Many national and regional newspapers.

The content is personalized according to the user’s profile and their centers of interest displayed on the social network. If you want to refine the selection by having an editor go further, for example, you have to indicate in each content that you like it. But the configuration is still limited.

There are many national and regional daily Break freein The cross passing by The Figaro, the echoes, the parisian, the voice of the north Where The noon office. Notice the absence of the World or of West of France. Sites like 20 minutes Where BFM TV*, Capital and of theTeam are also present.

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Therefore, the Meta strategy followed Google’s reverse logic with Google News when it launched. The US group first secured media support by paying related rights to those who want to appear on Facebook News before launching its service.
A framework agreement was signed with the Alliance de la Presse d’Information Générale (APIG) for a period of two years, renewable for three years. This does not exclude direct agreements with titles. The amounts were not disclosed.

* BFMTV belongs to the same Altice Media group as 01net.com

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