With a recent surge in censorship, big companies such as YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest have been blocking and censoring users and news under the guise of political correctness. Facebook is officially joining the club.
Facebook released details on Tuesday of their plan to put together a “small team” of “seasoned” journalists from various outlets to curate news as part of its News Tab mobile app. Facebook claims that the reporters won’t be “editing headlines, stories, writing content, etc.,” and users will be able to tell which articles have been curated.
Facebook hopes the changes to the current news system will change the way millions receive their news, as told to Axios.
Companies such as Bloomberg, ABC News, and The Washington Post will be paid $3 million to have their content featured on the app. The Washington Post reported that a test with 200,000 users will take place in October.