The launch of Facebook News comes as the company tries to curb false information spread on its platform.
In 2016, a former employee of the company told Gizmodo, a technology website, that Facebook often suppresses news reports of interest to conservative readers in its "trend" news section, which has criticized the social giant. Facebook denied the allegations, but eventually closed the "trend" news segment in 2018.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg has recently been criticized for allowing Facebook to allow political ads with false information to appear on its website.
The company has been working on the Facebook news project for months. It is reported that Facebook will pay millions of dollars in licensing fees to press and publishing organizations to publish articles on Facebook.
Users can read Facebook news free of charge for subscribed publications, but if they click on a link to read other news, they will have to pay for it, the report said.
Facebook will launch its Facebook news project at a public event in New York on Friday, with News Corp Chief executive Robert Thomson on the stage with Zuckerberg.
Thomson and Rupert Murdock (Rupert Murdoch), chairman of News Corporation, have called on online giants such as Facebook and Google to pay for news content, like cabletelevisionOperators pay the same for broadcast rights to radio and television networks.
The content of Facebook news will include local reports from major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as news reports from some mainstream media in the United States, but after the launch of the project, it will only be displayed to a small number of users in the United States at first.