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Facebook hires Journalists

In order to tackle fake news and improve the quality of content on the platform, Facebook hires journalists and news publishers.

In a discussion with Mathias Dopfner, the CEO of Europe’s largest publisher Axel Springer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday spoke over how the platform must create more high-quality news for over its 2 billion users globally.

Mark Zuckerberg said he will focus on what makes the offering and it’s structuring on Facebook attractive for the hundreds and thousands of journalists, bloggers, legacy publishers, digital native publishersthat they are attracted to put their best content on the platform.

Facebook can have a direct relationship with publishers in order to make sure that the content is really high-quality. “There’s a whole set of questions around how we build a service that is contributing to high in quality journalism by increasing monitorisation,” said the American tech entrepreneur.

The online social media and social networking service company is battling the threat of the fake news and misinformation on their platform, especially during election period, that also includes India where it has removed thousands of groups, fake accounts and pages which are linked with political parties.

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