For one thing, there's going to be less "news."
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New changes announced by Facebook to elevate content on its users’ new feed that is shared by friends and family over that shared by news publishers could wind up exacerbating Facebook’s fake news problem.
Over the past year, Facebook has struggled to combat the spread of fake news and misinformation on its platform. On January 11, the social media giant announced that it would change the algorithm of its news feed so that it would “prioritize what [users’] friends...
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Facebook on Thursday introduced major changes to its News Feed that will prioritize content it hopes will spark meaningful conversations between friends while deprioritizing content from businesses, brands, and media. The move is widely expected to hurt publishers that rely on traffic from Facebook.
The changes are aimed at ensuring that time spent on Facebook is good for people's well-being, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg said in a post Thursday afternoon. "I'm changing...