Facebook considers adding a dedicated news tab and paying publishers for content

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is considering building a dedicated tab on the social network for news.Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg says the company is considering building a dedicated tab on the social network for news, and is willing to pay publishers for high-quality content.

It’s a change from the priorities Zuckerberg laid out last year, which focused on friends and family content in the news feed, shifting away from other types of posts. Now, he says, quality news sources could help Facebook users make more informed decisions.

“It’s important to me that we help people get trustworthy news and find solutions that help journalists around the world do their important work,” Zuckerberg said.

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