Last week, Facebook made the controversial announcement that it would drop the "Disputed" tag from stories fact checkers found to contain false information. What the platform is really saying: It will no longer take responsibility for fake news stories - and the damage caused in their wake.
Encompassing augmented reality, utility, native and social advertising, the company's advertising plan is mobile-focused as it enters its second year in the ring.
Several companies are poised to use the technology to address some longstanding problems in digital journalism: loss of revenue and the struggle to monetize content.
Sexual-abuse scandals were among the top news stories in 2017.
According to the company, a strange trend emerged. Flagging some articles as disputed made some users more likely to believe them, rather than less. Related Articles, by contrast, are simply designed to give more context.
The president has called the media "the enemy of the American people," the media is ready to steel itself against these attacks, beginning with some changes to the newsroom.
Just last year, digital-media company Mashable was valued at $250 million during a round of fundraising, a sharp contrast to the $50 million it was sold to Ziff Davis for earlier this month.
Following a tumultuous year that saw print runs downgraded, popular titles turned digital-only, and the exit of several of the publisher's top editors, the company seems poised for more difficult times.
In the last 20 years, major family-owned newspapers have been sold to corporations, but 'The New York Times' has kept family-control of The Gray Lady for the newest generation of publisher.
The editors, many of whom are migrants themselves, saw a niche not being served by mainstream news. In an effort to counter the political and media led debates about immigration in the U.S., they saw an opportunity to become an informative resource.