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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Twitter Identifies, Suspends 1,062 Russian Troll-Farm-Linked Accounts

Twitter Identifies, Suspends 1,062 Russian Troll-Farm-Linked Accounts

Social media giant Twitter announced that is has suspended over 1,000 accounts it believes to be linked to Russian active measures – the propaganda and disinformation campaigns Russian intelligence services use to influence politics.  The company believes the accounts are linked to the Internet Research Agency, an agency that works with Russian intelligence services to spread content intended to interfere politically in other nations. The company said on Friday that it has found 3,814 accounts believed to be linked 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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