Andy Mitchell, Director, News and Global Media Partnerships at Facebook announced in a post that the company has launched FB Newswire to provide journalists with a source of real-time, and verified content for use to cover breaking news stories. He wrote: “Every day, news is made on Facebook. More than one billion people use our platform to discover, explore and participate in news-making events around the world. Today, we’re excited to announce FB Newswire, a resource that will make it easier for journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed newsworthy content from Facebook in the media they produce. Powered by Storyful, the leader in social content discovery and verification for newsrooms, FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly on Facebook by individuals and organizations across the world for journalists to use in their reporting. This will include original photos, videos and status updates posted by people on the front lines of major events like protests, elections and sporting events. FB Newswire is accessible on Facebook at Facebook.com/FBNewswire and on Twitter at @FBNewswire, and will be updated in real-time with content related to top news stories.” Read More
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