In the social network Facebook again changed the algorithm for the formation of the user’s news feed. Earlier this year it was decided to give priority to publications from relatives and friends. Then, as part of the fight against fakes, news from proven sources gained the upper hand. And the founder of the social network Mark Zuckerberg announced another innovation: in the first place in the tape will appear regional news, news from local sources.
According to Zuckerberg, the new algorithm is not his initiative, but the response to user requests.
“People constantly tell us they want to see more local news on Facebook. Local news helps us understand the issues that are important for our communities and affect our lives. Studies show that reading local news directly correlates with civil involvement. People who know what’s going on around are more likely to help change the situation, “says Facebook’s founder.
The new policy will first be tested on US users, but it is planned to expand coverage over the course of the year. Recall, according to the internal statistics of Facebook, the number of Ukrainian social network users has reached 11 million.