You Can Now Read the News Directly on Facebook through its new ‘Instant Articles’ feature


Facebook, not content to dominate baby photos and your uncle’s endorsements of Rand Paul, is getting into the journalism business.

Mark Zuckerberg’s crazy social fantasy is launching a feature today that will let news outlets publish their articles directly onto the site. When you see certain news link on Facebook from now on, clicking or tapping them won’t launch you outwards to an Internet browser; it will take you to another part of Facebook, where the news article will live and breathe and be destroyed by commenters.

The tool lets publishers create articles and sell advertisements on those articles and then publish those articles, all for Facebook’s mobile version.

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