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Facebook works on paid subscription service for articles

Facebook works on paid subscription service for articles

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Techgigant Facebook is working on a new subscription service, where users after ten articles have to pay.

That told Facebook ceo Campbell Brown during a presentation at the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, according to TheStreet.

The subscription service would make use of Instant Articles on Facebook. If there are more than ten premiumartikelen read, it appears there is a so-called paywall. Users must have a paid subscription to read.

The first tests with the subscription in October. It is unclear how Facebook exactly distinction will be made between articles behind the subscription and free pieces unlimited read.

Publishers

The paywall is, at the request of publishers integrated, says Brown. They would be more ways want to earn money on the basis of articles on Facebook.

Several newspaper publishers got recently to the U.s. Congress, to criticize Facebook and Google. They find that tech access to hundreds of newspapers without the publishers do pay well.

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