Facebook Newswire finally launches

By April 28, 2014Facebook

According to Andy Mitchell, director of global media partnerships and news for Facebook, the social networking site officially launched FB Newswire last week, a feature comprised of hand-picked news stories from across the website.

Facebook has been working with Storyful, a popular news provider that cumulates news spread on social networking websites, for some time now to create a dedicated ‘FB Newswire’ exclusive to Facebook.

The news that appears on Newswire is to be hand-picked by a collective of Storyful journalists from around the world, ensuring quality content and stories which are genuine, i.e. not hoaxes.

Facebook Newswire will rely on a special algorithm to source breaking popular stories and will cover everything from politics and entertainment to sports and technology.

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