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Facebook considering hiring editors to pick quality news for users


Facebook could start employing editors to select "high-quality news" to show to users, in the social network's latest attempt to lose its reputation as a source for disinformation.

Mark Zuckerberg said he is considering the introduction of a dedicated news section on the social network, which could use either humans or algorithms to chose stories from outlets that are "broadly trusted" by society.

"We're not going to have journalists making news," said the social network boss, who explained the aim of the new feature would be to promote material produced by third parties. "What we want to do is make sure that this is a product that can get people high-quality news."

Zuckerberg also said he is considering whether Facebook should start paying news publishers to include their articles in this news section in order to reward "high-quality, trustworthy content."

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