In a blog detailing its version of the showdown, Facebook
said the news ban was related to a "fundamental misunderstanding" of the relationship between the company and news publishers. (https://bit.ly/2NCOMo3) It also acknowledged that some non-news content got inadvertently blocked when it banned all news content.
The social media company added it was in active negotiations with news publishers in Germany and France for a deal to pay for content for its news product, where users can find headlines and stories next to a personalized news feed.
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