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Facebook launching more than a dozen news shows this summer

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Facebook is officially launching a dedicated news video section on its video platform, called “Watch,” this summer with the hope of creating a high-quality news destination to point users to during breaking and everyday news.

Why it matters: Facebook has grappled with the best way to elevate a diverse set of accurate news sources for years, with the problem coming to a head during the 2016 election when the platform saw a spike in fake news.