Facebook launches real-time sports platform

Facebook Sports Stadium will be competing with Twitter in providing live updates, statistics and fan posts for its ‘650 million sports fans’

Facebook is tackling the sports arena with a new platform called Facebook Sports Stadium, which the social media site said will provide real-time updates on games, popular posts from fans, statistics and commentary from experts.

“With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world’s largest stadium,” it wrote in a post Wednesday announcing the feature.

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