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Facebook to pay UK media millions to license news stories

Social network agrees deal with mainstream outlets in face of government crackdown on its dominance of advertising

Facebook is to pay mainstream UK news outlets millions of pounds a year to license their articles, as the social network faces the threat of a government crackdown over its dominance of online advertising.

Most British newspaper groups have signed up to the programme, under which their articles will appear in a dedicated news section on the site that is due to launch in January.

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