News Articles Lacking Transparent Authorship

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News Articles Lacking Transparent Authorship

What: News articles that do not contain bylines or a staff directory with editorial staff information at the publisher level.

Why: We’ve found that publishers that do not include authorship information often lack credibility to readers and produce content people tell us they don’t want to see on Facebook. Editorial transparency is also a professional standard supported by global media and journalism experts. We recognize that in some areas, transparency can put journalists at risk, so we are only doing this in limited markets to start, taking into account the press environment in which publishers operate.