FACE­BOOK WORK­ING ON NEWS PAY­WALL

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

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.

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