Facebook to experiment with curated 'News' tab

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(KMOX) Facebook is changing the way it handles news by offering a curated "News" tab that will offer stories from hundreds of news outlets, according to the Washington Post.

The stories in the news tab will be chosen by an algorithm for individual users, but breaking and "Top News" stories will be chosen by a team of real journalists. The journalists won't be writing content nor will they be editing headlines.

The Post reports about 200 participating media organizations including itself, the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, BuzzFeed News, among other local news sources.

While Facebook has not commented on the timing of the launch, a scheduled company event with executive Mark Zuckerberg is set for Friday. According to the Post, the invitation for the event promises "a first look at Facebook News."

“I believe we can provide people on Facebook a better news experience," says Campbell Brown, Facebook's vice president of global news partnerships.

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