Headline RoundupAugust 20th, 2019

Facebook Hires Journalists to Manage News Tab

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In an interview with Axios, Facebook revealed plans to hire journalists to manage its forthcoming "News Tab" on the website. Facebook suggests that its news tab will be different from its 'Trending Topics' tab, which has been discontinued due to claims of bias. Facebook will contract dozens of outlets to publish on its news tab. Some right-leaning media outlets expressed skepticism at the thought of Facebook being a curator of unbiased news. Some left-leaning media outlets expressed a similar skepticism, but pointed out that right-wing propaganda would be less likely to go viral.

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