Facebook says it is changing the way people read the news delivery service work, focusing on the sources of local information in his car for “high quality” content.
“Local news, helps us to understand the issues that matter in our communities,” explained ceo Mark Zuckerberg on his page on Monday.
The update will initially apply to US before it was widely.
It is, after Facebook announced that it was posts of responsibility on the part of businesses, brands and media less prominent.
“Starting today, we’re going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or city,” Mr Zuckerberg said in his back
“If you follow a local publisher, or if someone is sharing a local history, may appear higher in the News Feed,” he added.
Mr Zuckerberg has said that Facebook users who are aware of what is happening in their community will be more likely to be involved and “make a difference”.
“The research suggests that the reading of local news is directly related to the civil commitment,” he said.
He added that the changes were part of the car company’s to show more “high-quality, trusted news”.
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In a company statement, Facebook said that the “See First” capability will allow users to choose which news sources, local or national publications, they want to see at the top of their feed.
The social media company is making a series of changes to the website and app following criticism on the appearance of misleading news and misinformation of the users feed.
The company has acknowledged that media organisations publish on its website can see the popularity of their posts decrease as a result.
At the beginning of this month, Mr. Zuckerberg said that he and his team have the responsibility to make sure that Facebook was good for the welfare of the people.
If the public content is promoted, he said, at the time, must now be seen to encourage interaction with the community.