Facebook News Stand-Alone Tab Debuts in France

6 new writers join Meta’s Bulletin platform

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Stand-alone tab Facebook News began rolling out in France Tuesday.

Facebook News debuted in the U.S. in October 2019, and it has since rolled out in Australia, Germany and the U.K.

Meta teamed up with L’Alliance de la Presse d’Information Générale last October to reach partnership agreements with more than 100 media outlets in France, including national dailies such as 20 Minutes, La Croix, Le Figaro, Le Journal du Dimanche, Le Parisien and Les Echos, as well as local dailies and weeklies including La Dépêche du Midi, La Provence, La Voix du Nord, Le Dauphiné Libéré, Le Progrès, Le Télégramme, Nice-Matin and Sud Ouest.

New partners revealed Tuesday include BFMTV, Capital, Femme Actuelle, Gala, Geo, L’Equipe, L’Express, Libération, RMC and Voici.

Meta named Agence France-Presse subsidiary Media Services as its dedicated curation partner for Facebook News in France, and the two parties will work together to ensure that a fair overview of news published by publishers and broadcasters is highlighted, across a variety of subject areas.

In other Meta media news, six new writers were added to its Bulletin platform for independent writers, which launched last June. They are:

  • Zack Guzman, Crypto Uncomplicated: The destination for all things cryptocurrency, simplified and distilled into plain English.
  • Rick Hutzell, Meanwhile in Annapolis: Well-reported and thoughtful essays on greater Annapolis, Md.
  • Mattie Kahn, Extra Credit: A celebration of the underrated, with dispatches on the arts, the internet and the activists changing our world.
  • Mosheh Oinounou, Mo News: Real news from verified sources.
  • Aliza Pressman, Raising Good Humans: A judgment-free, science-backed, empowering community.
  • Yajaira Sierra-Sastre, From the Nanoworld to Planet Mars: Sastre will share her science journey from exploring a world “too small to see” to answering Humanity’s fundamental questions about life in the Universe.