His comments, made in today's Telegraph, come as the social media giant launches a new tab dedicated to personalised news content for its 51 million United Kingdom users.
A team of journalists paid by Facebook will select the stories that appear in the News tab throughout each day and will curate a number of sections within the tab, such as business, entertainment and health.
Individuals will be presented with personalised stories based on browsing history and contacts, with new interests, topics and outlets deliberately encouraged.
The "Facebook News" hub, which Facebook first introduced in the U.S. in 2019, features the top headlines and stories from the day next to news personalised to the user's interests. The rollout will not change the function of news articles shared by people and pages, which will continue to appear on your feed as normal.
Broadcasters Sky News, Channel 4 News and newspaper publishers Daily Mail Group, DC Thomson, Financial Times, and Telegraph Media Group will join an already announced list of The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent, STV and local news sites from Archant, Iliffe, JPI Media, Midlands News Association and Reach.
Facebook said it is now planning to roll out News in more markets and is in active negotiations with partners. In 2020, Facebook confirmed that it planned greater expansion in the global arena, including plans to expand to countries including Brazil, France, Germany, and India.
As we invest more in news and pay publishers for more content in more countries, we will work with them to support the long term viability of newsrooms. Facebook will also provide news digests and "original and authoritative" reporting during major news cycles.
And French publishers recently agreed a deal with Google on how a new European Union copyright law about news excerpts should be applied.
At the end of last year, the social network also announced it was extending its Community News Project for another year. The Facebook app will also be available to browse news.
"This is the start of a series of global investments in the news", Jesper Dobb, Director of European News Partnerships at Facebook, said in a blog Tuesday.