US social media giant Meta announced on Tuesday that it will shut down the Facebook News tab in its key European markets of the UK, France and Germany by the end of the year.
While users of the world’s largest social network can still read and share news in their news feed, Meta no longer supports the tab.
news And it will no longer enter into contracts with news publishers to provide content in these countries, which have more than 130 million users, the company said in a blog post.
The Silicon Valley firm has faced numerous legal battles around the world. Lawmakers and media companies have accused other digital companies of profiting from their content without returning a fair share of its ad revenue.
In Canada, Meta banned users from viewing or sharing news articles after the government passed a law requiring the platform to compensate content providers.
In his blog post, Meta also noted that his overall strategy for Facebook is to move away from news content.
We know people don’t come to Facebook for news and political content; They come together with people to discover new opportunities, passions and interestsWritten by the company.
News accounts for less than 3% of what people around the world see in their Facebook news feed, so news discovery is a small part of the Facebook experience for most people.Meta argued again.
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