Not quite one year ago, ABC News reached the 1 million-like milestone on Facebook. Earlier this week, it tripled that milestone, topping 3 million likes, meaning that it added 2 million in a little less than 12 months.
The recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon showed the expanding role of social media when it comes to the spreading of news. As Facebook users shared stories, photos, and videos, news sources worked hard to make sure the stories they posted were true. Representatives from ABC News and The Huffington Post talked with AllFacebook recently to discuss how they run their Facebook pages as news changes rapidly, such as during the bombing at the Boston Marathon and the search for the suspects.