Facebook updates news feed to provide more control and context to users

Facebook users now have more control over who comments on their posts and what content they see on their news feeds


News Corp pens content deal with Facebook in Australia

The agreement will bring The Australian national newspaper, the News.com.au news site, metropolitan titles – including The Daily Telegraph in New South Wales, Herald Sun in Victoria, and The Courier-Mail in Queensland – and regional and community publications to the Facebook News hub


Facebook opens up more avenues for creators to monetise their content

The social network has opened up the possibility to earn revenue from short-form video, updated its eligibility criteria for in-stream ads, opened access to in-stream ads for livestreams, expanded paid online events and fan subscriptions to more countries, and made it easier for creators to get access to fan support


Facebook launches campaign to tackle COVID-19 misinformation

The ‘Together Against COVID-19 Misinformation’ campaign will show up on Facebook through a series of graphics featuring tips on how to spot false news


Facebook launches TikTok-like app for aspiring rappers

The ‘Bars’ app, created by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, provides a platform for rappers to create and share raps using professionally-created beats


Facebook launches campaign to highlight the benefits of personalised ads

The ‘Good Ideas Deserve To Be Found’ initiative highlights the importance of personalised ads in helping people discover small businesses on Facebook and Instagram


Facebook reverses its Australia news ban

Following discussions between Facebook and the Australian Government, the social network has lifted its ban on news content


Facebook begins test to reduce political content in its news feed

The ‘temporary’ move will affect a small number of people in Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, and the US over the next few weeks


Facebook is going to give brands the power to avoid having their ads near certain topics

The solution will enable brands to select a topic, such as ‘Crime and Tragedy’, and Facebook would prevent their ads being placed near any content which falls under that category on the news feed


Facebook debuts its news hub in the UK

At launch, Facebook has added Channel 4 News, Daily Mail Group, DC Thomson, Financial Times, Sky News, and Telegraph Media Group to its previously announced partners

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