Facebook said it would add weight to surveys asking users if certain messages are "worth your time" as part of its ranking process for its main news feeds.
Australian publishers can continue to publish news content on Facebook, but links and posts can’t be viewed or shared by Australian audiences.
Facebook’s top public policy executive “opposed applying hate-speech rules” to at least four individuals linked with the BJP despite the fact that they were “flagged internally for promoting violence”
While Thompson believes regulatory scrutiny of the platforms is reasonable, he sees risk in giving regulators and politicians more control of media.
More than 100 news publishers tested the label on Facebook and witnessed more engagement.
The updated ranking will curb pages and posts with sensationalised or exaggerated health claims
As Facebook is heading towards a brand new design, it's time for the News Feed algorithm to also improve
Instagram with these borderline content policies could really end up alienating some of its popular creators.
The new feature will let you know why you are seeing certain posts and give you better control over your News Feed
Facebook claims that the two individuals used quiz apps to scoop up private data from 63,000 users.
Facebook rejecting proposal said users, not regulators, should decide what they see in their news feeds
Facebook's new Community Actions feature is initially rolling out only to users in the US.
Facebook will demote spammy website links which feature stolen content from other websites.
Facebook has for months faced an uproar among users whose complaints range from the spread of fake news to the use of the network to manipulate elections.
Facebook brings another change to News Feed, local news to get a much higher priority over other news
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, in a post on his profile mentioned that they will make a series of updates to show more high quality, trusted news.
Facebook share fell 4 percent within hours after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the changes to make the social network more meaningful.
Facebook is testing a new section called 'Today In' for bringing hyper-local news to users; currently being tested in 6 US cities
The initiative is part of the Journalism Project initiative, an initiative to establish strong ties between Facebook and the news industry.
Facebook to crack down on pages that use ‘engagement bait’; will demote pages that ask users to 'like' or 'share' posts
Facebook clarified that it will demote the pages that are against one of the key driver of the ‘News Feed’ algorithm which is ‘authenticity.’
Facebook also does not currently plan to force commercial pages “to pay for all their distribution,” he said.
Facebook has been trying to get its user base involved in politics for some time now.