Facebook wants to teach media how to use its platform

Apr

10

2017

social networking platform Facebook announced Monday that it has launched a free curriculum that will explain to journalists how to use Facebook and Instagram in the best way for news gathering and participation within the Facebook Journalism Project, where the content of the new program is provided in partnership with the Poynter Institute.

The platform noted that Facebook is a new kind of platform that wants to play its role in enabling people to have meaningful conversations, provide information to them and create contact with each other. The platform greatly appreciates the idea of ​​community sharing ideas and news, which is an essential part of the service.

The curriculum aims to create stronger relationships between the platform and the news industry. Facebook collaborates with news organizations to develop products, educate journalists on ways to be a better partner for the platform, and work with publishers and teachers on how to provide people with the knowledge they need to inform readers in the digital age .

The curriculum is the latest step in the press project announced by the platform in January as a way to promote the platform as a platform for publishers to publish their news and avoid phantom news. The new curriculum consists of 3 sessions per session of less than 10 minutes with a 45 minute test At the end of the curriculum.

The press project on Facebook will work in three ways: participatory development of news products, tools and training for journalists, tools and training for all. The platform considers the Press Project page as a center for its efforts to promote and support journalism on Facebook.

Facebook noted that these efforts are aimed at curbing phantom news, with recent improvements to its program to further curb the spread of phantom news, including ways people can report more easily and new efforts to stop material incentives for spammers.

Facebook announced on Monday that more than 5 million businesses are advertising on its social network every month and has announced plans to upgrade its ad group in an effort to attract more small businesses to its mobile platform.

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