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CNN integrates Facebook globally

April 23, 2010 and have launched site-wide integrations of Facebook Connect and new social plugins. The enhancements will incorporate multiple ways for and users to seamlessly recommend, share or comment on the news site's content with their friends on Facebook, as well as see when their friends have recommended, shared or commented on content.

“Today it's possible that people may be more connected with their friends on Facebook than they are to the people they see every day, and sharing what interests you most with your friends online has become a form of cultural currency,” said KC Estenson, senior vice president and general manager of “As one of the most trusted sources of original reporting, CNN is uniquely positioned to reinforce the connections between Facebook friends. We hope this effort will make our brand even more personally relevant to our audience.”

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