BILLS TARGET: BBC News targets BANNED TARGETS in the US and Canada with the launch of a new app that lets users search for and find stories on specific subjects and topics.
A feature called the ‘banned’ section will let users search and find articles in English, Spanish, French, Russian and Arabic.
The BBC News app for Android and iOS will launch in the UK next week.
The news channel said that its new app would help users to find and read the best news stories and provide relevant information to their personal experience.
The app will be available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store from next week, the broadcaster said.
It also revealed that it had teamed up with the World Health Organization to create a new tool to help people find out more about the spread of the coronavirus in the region.
In a statement, the BBC said: “The BBC News team is delighted to partner with World Health Organisation to create an app that enables people to quickly find out the latest news about the global pandemic.”
The app will allow users to search for articles by subject, topic or region, and will also allow them to see articles that have been flagged as being from banned or banned-worthy sources.
“With this, we’re enabling people to make informed decisions about what news they want to read and also where they want them to be informed.”
In addition, we are also launching an app for Chinese people, where they can find out about important news stories in their language, which is already available in many Chinese language communities.
“The app is due to be available next week in the United States and Canada.
The new BBC app will have a wide range of news content and features, including a News tab, where users can search and filter stories by subject.
A new ‘bannings’ section is also available where users will be able to add news articles to their favourites, find stories that they have read, and see which news stories are on their favourites.
A ‘bans’ section, which has been designed to be useful for people who are not familiar with the topic, allows users to view the most banned stories on their favourite websites.
A section called ‘top trending’ will also show the top trending topics on Twitter and Facebook.