Facebook latest updates to enhance and promote Local News
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg shares about News Timeline and said on Monday the social media website would focus on promoting local news in its latest update.
“Starting today, we’re going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or city,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. “If you follow a local publisher or if someone shares a local story, it may show up higher in News Feed.”
The update will be first worked out in the United States and expanded to more countries later this year end, Zuckerberg shares more about the company is making changing day by day as per users focusing users attraction. The company has been making a series of changes to its website, following criticism that its algorithms may have prioritised misleading news and misinformation in people’s feeds. This feature helps to get users real and authentic news in local surroundings.
The company recently adjusted its centerpiece News Feed to prioritise what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands.
The move had worried investors, who feared that the changes would lead people to spend less time on Facebook.