The coronavirus is proving to be big business for Facebook news

Tech 1 week ago Mashable 21
The coronavirus is proving to be big business for Facebook news

The coronavirus is all anybody is talking about right now, as the global pandemic wraps itself around every aspect of our lives. Stuck in self-quarantine, many people are turning to the internet to keep them up to date with the health crisis' latest developments.

So, of course, it's Facebook's time to shine.

An internal Facebook report obtained by The New York Times found users have been reading more news articles on the site than usual, with over half of that traffic flowing to articles on the coronavirus. Interest in the pandemic has boosted traffic from Facebook to external websites by over 50 percent over the past two weeks, reviving the social media site as a popular resource for discovering and sharing news. Read more...

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