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Facebook to pay UK media millions to license news stories

03/12/2020 12:11 AM | Click to read full article

Facebook is to pay mainstream UK news outlets millions of pounds a year to license their articles.

Most British newspaper groups have signed up to the programme, under which their articles will appear in a dedicated news section on the site that is due to launch in January. The dedicated news tab will involve contractors paid by the social network selecting what they consider to be the main stories of the day from mainstream outlets.