Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook may pay publishers to put their content in a dedicated news section. A little over a year ago, Facebook said it would make changes to its News Feed to feature less news. Now, it seems to be changing that strategy. In an interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner on Monday, Zuckerberg floated the idea of paying publishers what would essentially be a licensing fee for “high-quality news,” saying, “there’s a lot of people who have a demand” for it. According to a source at the company, Facebook plans to have the news section up by the end of 2019, but, as Peter Kafka writes, the company “hasn’t committed to the idea of paying publishers directly.”Peter Kafka / Recode] [Want to get the Recode Daily in your inbox? Subscribe here.] Ex-NSA American hackers helped the United Arab Emirates spy on members of the media. A group of at least nine former NSA and military officials helped the United Arab Emirates government surveil media figures, including a BBC host and the chairman of Al Jazeera, beginning in 2017. The cyberhacking efforts, called “Project Raven,” were first unveiled by Reuters in January as a “secret Emirati intelligence program… Read full this story
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