According to USA Today, the article Facebook has reached a deal with multiple publishers to provide content for its upcoming news tab.
“Facebook will soon launch a new tab dedicated to news, and the tech giant has already reportedly reached deals with several prominent publishers that will supply content.
Whisperings about the news section emerged in August after the Wall Street Journal reported that it was approached by the social networking website. On Friday, the publication said it reached a deal with Facebook, which is also said to be working with the New York Post, Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, and Business Insider.
The WSJ also said that other News Corp. and Dow Jones publications will supply headlines for the news section. It could launch before the end of October.”
This is a step in the right direction since it might filter out fake news that rampant across the internet. However, some of the publishers will be paid licensing fee according to the news source.