Facebook takes aim at local news

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Facebook appears to have its eyes set on competing with local broadcasters.

A recent article from Broadcasting and Cable says Facebook is looking for ways to serve its users local and regional news, including lifesaving information.

The service called “Today In” is operational in 400 U.S. cities. Facebook said its focused first on serving people living in news deserts, but plans to expand. In part, Facebook is scanning local government pages and emergency agency pages for the content.