Facebook to Begin Ranking News Outlets on Trustworthiness

Facebook to Begin Ranking News Outlets on Trustworthiness

Facebook has announced that it will begin ranking news outlets based on how trusted they are by its users.  Those outlets that rank higher will get priority in their positioning on users’ news feeds.  The move is meant to decrease the level of “sensationalism, misinformation and polarization” in the media, the company said. Facebook has already begun surveying its users on their familiarity with certain outlets and how trustworthy they find them.  Eventually the platform will expand its criteria to…

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Facebook Shakes Up its News Feed, With a Focus on More “Meaningful Interactions”

Facebook Shakes Up its News Feed, With a Focus on More “Meaningful Interactions”

Facebook has announced that it will be making major changes to the way stories show up in users’ newsfeeds, with an added focus on delivering “meaningful interactions between people.”  Users can expect to see more posts from friends and family and fewer posts from businesses, brands and media, the company said. “The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in…

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