ReutersOct 19, 2019 05:16:06 IST
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's
The WSJ, which first reported about the deal, said news publications Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, and Business Insider have also reached a similar deal with Facebook.
The news organizations will be paid a licensing fee to supply headlines, the WSJ reported. (https://on.wsj.com/35MLxyB)
Last year, News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch had called on Facebook to pay "trusted" news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies.
Certain headlines appearing in Facebook's news section will be curated by a team of editors, while others will be selected by the company's algorithm, according to the WSJ report.
Following criticism that Facebook has a lax approach to fake news reports and state-backed disinformation campaigns, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has earlier said the social network would prioritise "trustworthy" news in its feed by identifying high-quality outlets.
(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)
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