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Facebook announces first original news shows

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday announced its first original news shows for the social network, joining other online platforms producing a video to compete with television. The news shows will be produced for Facebook by a variety of partners including CNN, Fox News, ABC News and Univision. The programs are producing the social network's on-demand video service called Facebook Watch, which is part of an effort to compete with platforms such as Google-owned YouTube, and potentially develop a wider following.…