Laura Bassett Statement on Facebook’s News Tab

The following is a statement from Laura Bassett, co-founder of the Save
Journalism Project and former senior politics editor for HuffPost before being
laid off in January 2019, regarding Facebook’s “News Tab” announcement:

The Facebook news tab is a shiny new object to distract from the
damage Zuckerberg has done to journalism and a ploy to steal journalists’
content without compensating us. This initiative will only further his agenda
to derail the journalism industry, so that Facebook can be the bearer of all
the news. 

And, it certainly won’t bring back my job or any of the other
7,200 news jobs lost this year.