FB Newswire which is a newly launched service by Facebook collects breaking news stories from across the globe and offers verification so journalists can determine if the story is accurate and valid.
For the past three years, a social media news agency Storyful which has been connecting content creators with trusted newsrooms worldwide.
Facebook post revealed that “FB Newswire is a resource that’s designed to make it even easier for you to find, share and embed original, newsworthy content from Facebook in the media you produce. Look forward to first-person photos, videos, and status updates posted publicly on Facebook from the front lines of newsworthy events around the world which have been selected and verified by Storyful’s editorial team.”
CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s desire to have Facebook be the go-to place for news and its quite informative. The new service challenges Facebook’s chief rival, Twitter, by offering up verified breaking news. Twitter does not currently offer verification for this process.