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Facebook will prioritize news from ‘trusted’ publishers while de-emphasizing news overall

A week after Facebook said that it will reduce the amount of news in people’s News Feeds, the company has announced that it plans to increase the quality of the news that does appear. Facebook will prioritize news posts from publishers that certain users have flagged as trustworthy, the company announced on Friday. Facebook will …

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Facebook moves to ‘fix’ the News Feed by de-emphasizing commercial content

Facebook has had a tough year. Despite the fact that revenues are soaring, engagement has declined, and there’s less personal content sharing on the site. In addition, the societal discussion around Facebook has turned sharply negative since the election of 2016. Earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his goal for 2018 was to “fix” …

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