MTV's 'The Real World' gets a reboot on Facebook Watch

Real World Reboot

In a confusing world of fake news and catfishing that it helped create, Facebook apparently wants to get real with a reboot of MTV's The Real World for its Facebook Watch video platform.

Rajwat said Facebook Watch was "completely open" and was already being used by broadcasters, with new contestants on Germany's "X Factor" recently being introduced to fans on the platform before they made their TV debuts.

It's a whole new "world" for reality TV lovers. It was a reality show back before reality shows were so prevalent, and it grew into a cultural phenomenon.

The three new seasons will be filmed in Mexico, Thailand and the U.S. respectively, and will incorporate interactive elements via Facebook's platform that will "empower fans to shape the action" according to a press release from the two companies.

And don't forget how Facebook encourages people to live inside their bubbles; react to and comment on stories they haven't actually read; share fiction as fact; be manipulated by operatives of foreign governments; and be their best racist selves in full view of their family and friends, and often with a profile photo of their pet or baby.

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The company's head of video Paresh Rajwat said Facebook Watch - which began to be rolled out in the USA a year ago - was now available across the world, with "the time people spend on it increasing by 14 times since". That's right: you can now play God with the Real World contestants. MTV has announced The Real World is coming to Facebook Watch, Facebook's streaming service that's very slowly amassing content.

Elsewhere, Facebook Watch is taking its interactive game-show format Confetti global with local versions of the show due to launch across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America by the end of the year. How much are people really strangers when Googling any name brings up an annotated life history?

MTV president Chris McCarthy called the Facebook reboot an "opportunity to impact culture and create a new genre of television all over again".

Is that real world gone forever?

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