Jan 29, 2018

Facebook to promote local news in drive for 'trusted' content

Facebook says it is changing the way its news delivery service works by focusing on local news sources in its drive for "High quality" content. "Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities," explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page on Monday. "Starting today, we're going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or city," Mr Zuckerberg said in his post. "If you follow a local publisher or if someone shares a local story, it may show up higher in News Feed," he added. In a company statement, Facebook said that the "See First" feature will allow users to choose which news sources, including local or national publications, they want to see at the top of their feeds.

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