Facebook is asking users to pick which news outlets are 'trustworthy' — and will demote the losers in your feed
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January 19, 20182 min read463 words
Published: January 19, 2018  |  2 min read463 words
Facebook says it will 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 tech giant announced that it would a...
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January 21, 2018
The article explains how Facebook has altered it's algorithm to identify news sources Facebook users "trust", but unlike Tribeworthy, it's an algorithm, not a human being, doing the assessments. Many news outlts outside the mainstream, from Redacted Tonight and the Jimmy Dore Show to more traditional but still non-mainstream sites like OpEdNews, ReaderSupportedNews, In These Times, and Democracy Now! have seen readership and vewership on any number of corporate controlled websites dropping like a stone in water as a result. The story includes pertinent links, appears to be bias-free and provides enough detail to give a limited understanding of the broader issue. Not as detailed as one might want, but hat seldom happens.
January 21, 2018
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Credible
January 19, 2018
This article breaks the news of Facebook's newest variable it will be using to help decide what news content to display in users' News Feeds. The new variable is "trustworthiness" which they determine by polling users about their trust in certain news outlets. Mark Zuckerburg said himself that this is only a small change to the News Feed which is already planning on demoting news content down to 4% in order to leave more room for more engaging content about friends and family.
January 19, 2018
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January 24, 2018
A good overview of what FB is planning to do, informative, yet concise.
January 24, 2018
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January 28, 2018
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February 20, 2018
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February 20, 2018
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