Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Facebook is making some big changes to Trending Topics, responding to conservatives - The Washington Post

Check this Facebook post for full details

"Under the change, Facebook will discontinue the algorithmic analysis of media organizations’ websites and digital news feeds that partly determines which stories should be included in Trending Topics. Also being thrown out is a list of 1,000 journalism outlets that currently helps Facebook’s curators evaluate and describe the newsworthiness of potential topics, as well as a more exclusive list of 10 news sites that includes BuzzFeed News, the Guardian, the New York Times and The Washington Post.

The updates to Facebook’s curation policy highlight the difficulty the company now faces as its next stage of growth brings the social media giant, with 1.6 billion users, much closer to the kind of editorial work that traditional news outlets have historically performed. Now, Facebook’s increasing resemblance to others in the media industry has raised questions about the company’s approach to disseminating news."
Facebook is making some big changes to Trending Topics, responding to conservatives - The Washington Post
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