Meta to Shut Down Facebook News Tab, Scaling Back News and Political Content

Meta announces the closure of Facebook News in the U.S. and Australia in early April, following its shutdown in the U.K., France, and Germany last year. Launched in 2019, the feature curated headlines from various news outlets. Meta emphasizes users can still access news links, aiming to reduce political content amidst criticism over misinformation handling. Facebook traffic to news sites has dwindled, pushing organizations towards other audience engagement methods.

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