The Live Blog: May 23, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

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Indian Publishers Engage New Audiences Through Instant Articles

By Varun Gupta, News Partnerships

Since launching in April 2016, Instant Articles has helped publishers across India reach new audiences. Because Instant Articles loads natively within Facebook, it’s not reliant on strong mobile connections. Indian publishers have taken advantage of this technology to attract new readers, giving them a vastly improved experience on Facebook.

As a result, more audiences have greater access to some of the country’s biggest publishers, including Indiatimes, Dainik Jagran, Hindustan Times, Sandesh, NDTV, and more. Whether it’s through sharing faster loading articles, delivering higher-quality ads, using new design tools or including high-res media, Instant Articles has improved the way that Indian publishers are engaging with their readers.

We spoke with 11 publishers, ranging from the country’s biggest papers and television stations to recently launched digital-only publications, about the results they’re seeing on the platform.

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Improving the Integrity of News Feed: Principles for Publishers

By Adam Mosseri, VP, News Feed

The goal of News Feed is to connect people to the stories they care about most. When we make updates to News Feed, we rely on a set of core values which guide our work. These News Feed values, along with Facebook’s Community Standards, should always help inform the way people think about publishing on Facebook.

Recently we’ve announced several updates to News Feed which are specifically focused on improving the integrity of the information you find on Facebook. This work is targeting misinformation, sensationalism, clickbait and posts that fall outside of our Community Standards. As we continue this effort, here are some basic guideposts for publishers to keep in mind to reach their audience on Facebook.
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The Live Blog: May 15, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

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The Live Blog: May 9, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

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Spotlight on Local News: May 9, 2017

By Josh Mabry, News Partnerships

Local news publishers across the country use Facebook to deepen their relationships with readers by sharing the stories that matter most to their community. We looked at some top videos from the past month covering the start of baseball season, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Boston Marathon, and more.

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The Live Blog: May 1, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

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Improvements to Rights Manager

By Xiaoyin Qu, Product Manager

We launched Rights Manager a year ago to help rights owners manage and protect their video content at scale. Since then we’ve listened to feedback from our partners as we’ve continued to improve the tool, and we’ve consistently heard that rights owners would like greater automation and control in Rights Manager. Today we’re announcing new automated rules for Rights Manager that will better support rights owners’ business objectives.

With Rights Manager, rights owners can find matches of their video content on Facebook; these matches are surfaced on a dashboard. Previously, the rights owner would review these matches in the dashboard to take action. To help make management more efficient for rights owners, we’re now enabling them to automate more of the process, and providing more options for what happens to matched content. This means that the rights owner can decide to set an action to happen automatically when a match of their content is found on Facebook, simplifying the process.

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Delivering Training and Support to Local Newsrooms

By Josh Mabry and Dorrine Mendoza, News Partnerships

We regularly visit newsrooms to learn and share, and host journalists from around the world to discuss best practices so that they’re able to discover information on our platform, distribute stories on Facebook, and build and grow audiences around their reporting, as highlighted in the Facebook Journalism Project announcement earlier this year. Today we are excited to announce that a number of local and non-profit news organizations will have an opportunity to participate in a pilot project that delivers Facebook training and support through a partnership with the Knight Foundation. The goal is to help these newsrooms use Facebook to inform and engage their local communities through local networks established with the Knight Foundation, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, and Montclair State University’s Center for Cooperative Media.

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The Live Blog: April 26, 2017

Since rolling out Facebook Live, we’ve seen people and publishers around the world seize the opportunity to share their experiences as they happen, especially during key cultural moments. We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos:

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