Nick thanks for posting.
I can’t see any difference in what you are proposing over facebook.
Ad driven means profit driven, which means you are looking to profit from the users of your network.
Ai is not bad if it is not profit driven.
News is not bad if it is genuine, which means not driven by profit.
Ads are the very definition of profit driven news.
Banning news whilst allowing ads might even be worse than allowing both.
In any case, good luck competing with facebook for profit!