It’s fairly evident that has been losing interest in dealing with news links and discussion across its platforms for some time and now the company is with tab in a few countries. It will remove the dedicated section in the UK, France and Germany in early December.

Unlike in Canada, where the company has a law that would compel it to pay publishers in the country, Meta says news organizations can continue to post links, Reels and so on to in those three territories. Users shouldn’t have any issues with accessing news content there either.

Meta says it will honor existing Facebook News deals with publishers in the UK, France and Germany. However, it won’t renew those pacts or enter into new ones in those countries. Moreover, the company doesn’t “expect to offer new Facebook products specifically for news publishers in the future.”

Meta says the Facebook News shutdown in the three countries is part of its efforts to funnel resources toward services and products users care more about. News accounts for less than three percent of what people see in their Facebook feeds, and the company claims folks are more interested in short-form video, connecting with other people and finding opportunities, interests and passions.



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