Facebook to prioritize original reporting in feed

published 30.06.2020 14:41

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Facebook announced Tuesday that it will begin prioritizing original reporting in its news feed.

In a blog post, two senior employees explained that the platform will use artificial intelligence to determine which articles on a particular issue are most often cited as the original source.

Tuesday's blog post stressed that the changes will not dramatically change the feed.

"We anticipate most news publishers won’t see significant changes to their distribution in News Feed as a result of these updates," Campbell Brown, vice president of Global News Partnerships, and Jon Levin, product manager, said.

Last week, Facebook launched a feature to warn users if they’re about to share a news article that is more than 90 days old.