Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson in support of DACA

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson in support of DACA

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson in support of DACA

Facebook announced on Friday that it will start ranking news outlets based on how widely they're trusted by the platform's users.

We contacted both Facebook and the Daily News seeking comment. Currently, 5 percent of posts Facebook users see come from news organizations; that number will drop to 4 percent after the redesign. Expect to see less of the bad stuff fake news, clickbait articles but also less good stuff from brands. Many people reasonably interpreted that statement to mean they would see less news shared by publishers in their feed.

Facebook wasn't the only one putting time and money into getting news onto their network, media outlets spent millions chasing after coveted eyeballs by tailoring content and publishing directly to the "news" feed.

He said that there was too much sensationalism, misinformation and polarization in the world, and that if social media does not become part of the solution, it is part of the problem. This comes after putting loads of effort into building up Facebook as the place where people get their news. The changes will also promote local news sources, which have suffered major subscription and readership declines as news consumption has migrated online.

Facebook Is Going To Let Users Rank News Credibility
Facebook Will Trust Its Untrustworthy Users to Rank the Trustworthiness of News

"We could try to make that decision ourselves, but that's not something we're comfortable with", Zuckerberg said.

"We decided that having the community determine which sources are broadly trusted would be most objective".

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the latest changes as the online giant seeks to address charges it has failed to prevent the spread of bogus news. Facebook has dealt with controversies in the past when conservative news sources have alleged unfair treatment, and the company claims this new system will put the power in users' hands.

A change of some sort seems necessary in the wake of the role Facebook played in distributing "fake news" - as well as political ads paid for by Russian troll farms - prior to the 2016 presidential election, not to mention Congress's subsequent call for the site to answer for its actions.

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