Facebook invests $100M in journalism throughout coronavirus crisis

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Facebook is assisting news outlets as advertisement earnings decrease.


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Facebook on Monday stated it would invest $100 million in the news market, as outlets around the world scramble to cover the coronavirus break out. It’ll offer $25 million in grant financing to regional wire service in the United States and Canada through its Journalism Project, while $75 million will be invested in the social media’s own marketing push.

“If people needed more proof that local journalism is a vital public service, they’re getting it now,” Facebook stated in its release.

As cities enter into lockdown to suppress the spread of the infection, all however important services are being required to close their doors. Along with the instant financial effect, Facebook kept in mind that news outlets’ advertisement earnings are decreasing even as more individuals rely on them to remain notified about the break out.


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