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How will Meta's decision to discontinue Facebook News impact social media users?

Facebook News is going away. Meta's shutting down the Facebook News tab in the US and Australia, reflecting a strategic shift towards content that resonates better with users. This follows a decline in news consumption on the platform.

How will Meta's decision to discontinue Facebook News impact social media users? Meta is cancelling the Facebook News tab in united states and australia
How will Meta's decision to discontinue Facebook News impact social media users?

Policymakers in certain countries have advocated for Meta to compensate publishers for news content. However, Meta contends that users are not turning to Facebook as a primary source of news. While some may argue this point (given the undeniable fact that news travels rapidly on Facebook), Meta appears to be firm in its commitment to prioritize content that fosters user engagement.


The ability to share news articles on Facebook will remain unaffected by this change. The discontinuation solely applies to the dedicated News tab. The long-term implications for news consumption on Facebook remain to be seen.


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