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Murdoch’s News Corp. Warns Facebook to Avoid ‘Political’ Changes


By -- Bloomberg —— Bio and Archives--January 13, 2018

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., publisher of the Wall Street Journal and New York Post, will keep an eye on Facebook Inc.’s news-feed changes “for any signs that the weighting of news sites is politically motivated.”

In a statement Friday, the publisher said it welcomed changes “that reward quality and confront clickbait,” but said it was too soon to say how the revisions would affect publishers. “We intend to monitor the impact closely,” the company said, adding it will continue pressing Facebook to encourage users to subscribe to its newspapers through the social-media platform.—More…


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