July 3, 2020

Facebook changes its algorithm to prioritise original reporting

─ News ─

Facebook is working with academic experts and news publishers to change the way news stories are ranked in its feed.

While content from news sources that users or their friends follow will still make up the majority of stories, where there are many sources, the story with original reporting (the one which broke the story, contains in-depth investigative reports, or is uncovering new facts and data) will be prioritised. Stories from sources that don’t provide transparent information about the publisher’s editorial staff will also be demoted as part of the changes.

Source: facebook.com