These funds include $ 25 million in emergency donations for local journalism and $ 75 million in promotion aid, the social network said.
“The media sector is working under extraordinary conditions to keep people informed during the pandemic of Covid-19 “. It was with these words that Campbell Brown, head of media collaborations at Facebook, announced that the group would give $ 100 million to help the press.
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“At a time when journalism is more essential than ever, advertising revenues are falling due to the economic impact of the virus. Local journalists are particularly struck as people turn to them for information crucial to security of their friends, family and community “, said Campbell Brown, Monday, March 30.
The new funds include $ 25 million in emergency donations for local journalism as well as $ 75 million in promotion assistance, Facebook said, without giving further details on the award criteria, if that only the most affected media around the world will benefit from this money.
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