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Meta rolls out Facebook News service in France

Facebook has rolled out its Facebook News service in France after agreeing deals with more than 100 media partners, including Le Figaro, Le Journal du Dimanche and Les Echos.

Meta rolls out Facebook News service in France
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It told users: "As part of our ongoing commitment to journalism and content creation at Meta, this new tab will give people a dedicated space to seek out stories that matter the most to them, whilst ensuring original reporting is given a wider reach to audiences across the country."

It added that the service will “spotlight news stories from a diverse range of reliable and relevant news sources.”

Meta has also partnered with companies such as Capital, BFMTV, Femme Actuelle, Gala, L’Express, Liberation, RMC, Voici, and L’Equipe.

“With Facebook News, L’Equipe is very pleased that Facebook is affirming and demonstrating that journalistic content is an essential and indispensable asset in this digital world,” Laurent Prud’homme, CEO of L’Equipe, said in a statement. “This partnership with Facebook will allow us to offer Facebook users the best of our content within a space dedicated to quality journalistic content.”


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