FACEBOOK WORKING ON NEWS PAYWALL
Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network.
Facebook’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, says the current plan is to require payments after reading 10 articles from a publisher through Facebook. Brown said at a conference in New York Tuesday that news organizations have been calling for subscription capabilities.
Currently, Facebook’s Instant Articles feature, which load faster compared with going to the mobile web, are free, even if they would be behind a paywall on the web.
On Wednesday, Brown said Facebook is in early talks with the publishers.
Last week, news publishers said they are seeking permission from Congress for the right to negotiate jointly with Google and Facebook on ads and other issues.