The video games and movies giant Facebook has been in talks to license games from video game developers, a source familiar with the matter said.
The deal, which is expected to be finalised within the next few days, would mark a shift in strategy for the world’s largest social media company, which has faced criticism from some quarters over the past year over its handling of a number of high profile cyberattacks.
Facebook has faced pressure from some members of Congress and privacy advocates over how it handled its handling last year’s hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The company has been heavily criticised for the decision to delete photos and videos from accounts belonging to a group of hackers who released leaked documents that detailed how the company operates and its policies.
Last year, Facebook’s head of product, Adam Mosseri, resigned amid mounting pressure over the issue.
Facebook has since been working on a number new ways to keep users informed of security and security updates, including a mobile app that will include a button that will allow users to report security issues.
Last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company had begun developing a tool to help users report security vulnerabilities and reported that the tool would be available to users by the end of April.