Technology Facebook's daily news video section may arrive this summer

23:51  13 march  2018
23:51  13 march  2018 Source:

Facebook expands breaking news label to more publishers

  Facebook expands breaking news label to more publishers Facebook began testing a "breaking news" label for developing stories back in November, and now the social network is expanding the option to more publishers. As the image above illustrates, the tag adds a red "breaking" label beside the time and source as an attempt to make those posts more visible in the News Feed. The feature can be applied to Instant Articles, links and Facebook Live videos. Publishers included in the test can use the tool once a day and set a time limit for how long the story is breaking news -- up to six hours.

a close up of a logo © Provided by Engadget Facebook has only hinted at its upcoming news video section in Watch, but some more tangible details are starting to trickle out.

Axios sources have claimed a daily news service should launch in the summer, with about 10 publishers (both conventional and digital-focused) currently testing partnerships. Any news clips in Watch would have to be at least 3 minutes long, the insiders said, and the feature would be available for "at least" one year while Facebook sees what works best.

It won't be surprising if some of the details change, even after launch. Facebook has said it's unsure how it will measure success, and there are a few months to go before things get started. However, there's plenty of incentive for Facebook to add news to Watch. News stories provide a more steady stream of video than entertainment, and you're more likely to comment on and share real-world events than a comedy or drama. And then there's the question of tackling fake news. In theory, having trustworthy news videos could counter bogus and sensationalist material shared in your regular feed.

Raleigh, NC police arrest mother after two videos show baby smoking marijuana .
RALEIGH -- Raleigh police arrested a mother on Wednesday after two videos began to go viral on Facebook apparently showing a baby smoking marijuana. "Big thanks to everyone who posted information about the smoking mother and baby," the Raleigh Police Department wrote on Facebook on Wednesday. "Thanks to your willingness to get involved, the child is now safe and the mother is in police custody.


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