Facebook paying $50m to media and celebrities for live video


You’ll have noticed a growing number of celebs and media outlets using the Facebook Live video feature in recent weeks. What you may not have known is that many of them are being paid by the social network for this activity. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday on Facebook’s agreements to pay more than $50m to individuals and media to use its new feature, including BuzzFeed, CNN, Mashable, Gordon Ramsay, Kevin Hart and other stars.

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Stuart Dredge

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