Facebook’s French deal

Facebook agreed to compensate French news publishers for content shared on the social media platform, the company announced Thursday.

Facebook said the deal with Alliance de la presse d’Information générale, which represents papers across France, will allow users to “continue to freely share news within their communities, while ensuring the protections of neighboring rights of our publishing partners.”

The company said it had been working with the Alliance since October 2019, when France introduced a copyright law known as “neighbouring rights” that aimed to allow publishers to be compensated for use of their content by tech giants.