• Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user surveys

    4 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys.
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  • Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

    Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

    4 monthes ago - By NY Times

    Facebook said it planned to prioritize high-quality news on its site by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the most credible and trustworthy.
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  • Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    Facebook is announcing a second major tweak to its algorithm, saying it will prioritize news based on survey results of trustworthiness.
    The company said in a blog post and Facebook post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday that it is surveying users about their familiarity with and trust in news sources. That data will influence what users see.
    Facebook announced last week that it would try to have users see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebrities, and more from friends and family. Zuckerberg said Friday because of that, news posts will make up 4 percent of the news feed , down...
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  • Facebook's News Feed will soon prioritize stories that are trustworthy, informative, or local

    Facebook's News Feed will soon prioritize stories that are trustworthy, informative, or local

    4 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Facebook today announced that its News Feed will soon give priority to trustworthy news outlets. The gauge for what Facebook considers high-quality news will come in part from a survey of Facebook users to determine which news outlets they find most trustworthy. Local news and news outlets that Facebook users deem informative will also be given priority.
    Tests of a Trusted Sources program used to determine which the news outlets users deem most trustworthy will begin next week, first in the U.S. and then in other nations around the world. More details on initiatives to identify informative...
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  • Facebook's latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers

    Facebook's latest News Feed update will prioritize trustworthy publishers

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Facebook is gearing up to prioritize news content by publishers a group of Facebook users have deemed trustworthy. Facebook Head of News Feed Adam Mosseri said the company surveyed “a diverse and representative sample” of U.S.-based people about their familiarity and trust in various sources of news, he wrote in a blog post. That data, Mosseri said, will serve to inform News...
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  • Facebook is going to rank news sources based on how 'trustworthy' readers think they are

    Facebook is going to rank news sources based on how 'trustworthy' readers think they are

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook is going to start prioritising news from outlets that its users think are "trustworthy."
    The change comes as the social network continues to be attacked for helping spread misinformation.
    The company said it wasn't “comfortable” deciding for itself whether or not a news outlet is reliable.
    Facebook is going to start sorting news sources by how "trustworthy" its users think they are - a major change as the social media giant continues to come under fire over the spread of misinformation on its platform.
    On Friday, the California giant announced in a blog post that it is altering...
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