Meta to scrap news feature for Facebook users in US, Australia in latest broadside to media companies

March 01, 2024

FacebookThe move came after Meta got rid of the News Tab in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany last year. Meta informed outlets in Australia that it would not renew their deals at the same time the blog post went live on Friday, The Guardian reported. That means users will be able to view news articles within the Facebook app. 3 Meta said the number of Facebook users who accessed the News Tab plunged last year. APIn 2021, Facebook signed a series of publishing deals after Australia passed a law requiring tech firms to negotiate with publishers.