Publishers that want to be a part of the News tab will need to get verified by different guidelines to ensure Facebook that reliable and informative content will be published. The guidelines include that the page has existed for at least 90 days and linking to a webpage with a verified domain. It is allowed for publishers to post ads in the form of native and sponsored content as long as the news content is larger than paid and is clearly marked for the reader.
By opening up the possibilities for publishers to register sites it will also open up for different angles on the news. Many of the major news outlets today have different angles of content, mainly political, and this forum can give a broader view of what is actually published and how it is presented.
Facebook has always been very clear regarding their views on freedom of speech and the importance of being able to express opinions although they are aware of the backside of this with dangerous content being spread quickly. Facebook has over 35,000 employes that scan content for prohibited material like terrorist propaganda and cyberhate to prevent it from showing on the platform. Nevertheless there is always the risk that fake news and incorrect information are slipping through the cracks.