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Facebook and Storyful launch news wire service

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Facebook and Storyful launch news wire service

Facebook and Storyful which is an Internet company that aggregates news from social media platforms, have come together to launch FB Newswire.

“For over three years, Storyful has been mining the social web – including Facebook – for the most compelling content, separating news from noise, truth from fiction, and sharing the stories worth telling,” said Aine Kerr, Storyful’s  managing editor via a statement. “Today, we are partnering with Facebook to build a realtime home for those verified images, posts and videos…We will be finding and verifying compelling videos, images and posts around breaking news stories and tentpole events, unearthing trends and memes and debunking false stories and myths.”

Speaking at Publish Asia 2014 in Hong Kong, the company’s founder and CEO Mark Little (above) said the newswire, which is a monthly paid subscription service, aims to help journalists separate the newsworthy content from all the noise.

A former television foreign correspondent, Little said it was vital now for reporters to be able to get their hands on verified real time information in an intelligent stream. He added that the company which was bought over by News Corp, may work with other wires services in the future as well.

Storyful, which was acquired by News Corp last year,  is also looking at expanding to the Southeast Asian region.  


Satish Cheney


2014-04-25 10:10

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