Facebook officially presents new features in its application namely Facebook News. This feature will present stories about Facebook users in the application . In addition , the feature will also highlight the most recent national news .
In an effort to put an end to false information and false news , aka hoaxes, Facebook decided to start testing Facebook News features in the United States .
Facebook News is a channel that is dedicated to news , featuring news are curated and selected by Facebook, which then is sent to a group of people in the US.
Reporting from the CDR Info page , Friday (10/25/2019) users can click on the tab in the main navigation on the Facebook application or bookmark. Facebook News is reportedly only available on the mobile version .
When this , Facebook News will display the news locally to bring up the publication of a local of the area ‘s largest in the US, starting with New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas- Forth Worth, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta, and Boston.
Facebook News will offer a more lots of content in a few months to come , which will include news locally on the Today In, tabs news locally and information community of Facebook, which recently have expanded to more than 6,000 cities in the US.
Not cuman get news in a random course , but users also can customize any who want to be seen through the Facebook News below . You can follow some media alias renderer news that there are on the platform of social media site in the world is , for constantly updated news from them . In addition , what is often read and shared , the same content will also be displayed .
Then, to make sure users get over a lot of things are interesting , the Facebook platform also uses the data from the News Feed users . Thus , better know what the middle needs to look for information .
Would be but for what that exist in your News Feed will not be impacted from the behavior of its users when located in the Facebook News. By thus , they still remain can enjoy the line of his time as what that has done for this .
“We want to give people more much control over the news that they see , and the ability to explore more much interest in news of them , directly in the application Facebook,” said Brown and Sarantakos as quoted TechInCrunch , Friday (25/10).
Brown and Sarantakos continue , tab ‘ news ‘ was developed through consultation with the media, as well as based on the feed back from the survey to more than 100 thousand users of Facebook in the US early years of this . It was sounding like Facebook News will use editor humans and algorithms to determine a story which users will see . However , in particular will be no part of which is called Today’s Stories, curated by a team of journalists to highlight the news nationwide greatest on the day it was .
At the time of the same , Facebook also will provide suggestions story algorithmic based on interests and activities of the user . They can hide articles , topics , and publishers who do not want to be seen , as well as browsing a part that is intended for business , entertainment , health , science knowledge and technology , and sports .
Regarding personalization , Brown and Sarantakos say , the publishers worry that the learning machine (machine learning) the company still has limitations . “We have progress to make (machine learning) before we can rely on the technology it alone to provide news that is of quality ,” said they . Though so , the company suggests that the algorithm will direct most large Facebook News will work to ensure the algorithm that also gave rise to forms of new journalism in the digital age, including individuals , journalism independent .
Furthermore , algormta also would work for the part in which users who have linked your subscription news to account Facebook them so that they can explore content from subscriptions that . Then , publisher which will be included in the features of the ? Brown and Sarantakos say they should be part of the index page Facebook News and also adhere to the Guidelines for Publishers company , which includes a ban on information that is incorrect, as that marked by the examiner fact the third and speech of hatred .
Facebook did not mention the media masses who participated . However , capture screen ‘News secton ‘ will include stories from The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, Bloomberg, Fox Business, Business Insider, NPR, and others . The spokesman spoke of The Post, BuzzFeed and the LA Times has confirmed the participation of them . According to Recode, the presence of features it enables to help companies pay the majority of the publisher ‘s costing millions of dollars per year . An interpreter spoke up saying to TechInCrunch , to ensure the company include various fields of topics of news , they will start to pay the set of publishers that can provide content based on the facts and the content original are stable . Leader Editor of News BuzzFeed Ben Smith said the TechInCrunch via email that BuzzFeed pleased to participate in features such . “Facebook lead in recognizing the value of the given word to the platform is the way that is real ,” said Smith. Meanwhile , Los Angeles Times Vice President of Communication Dan Hillary Manning said that the company will reach new readers via Facebook News. ” When we reach out over many readers , we hope to see more a lot of growth in base of customers digital,” said Manning.
What You Can Expect to See in Facebook News
Facebook News will feature a wide range of content across four categories of publishers: general, topical, diverse and local news. At the beginning of the year, we surveyed over 100,000 people on Facebook in the US about what topics they were most interested in and found that we were under-serving many topics people wanted most in their News Feeds, especially around categories like entertainment, health , business and sports. We took this into consideration as we identified publishers across those four categories.
How do we identify these publishers? They need to be in our News Page Index , which we developed in collaboration with the industry to identify news content. They also need to abide by Facebook’s Publisher Guidelines , these include a range of integrity signals in determining product eligibility, including misinformation – as identified based on third-party fact checkers – community standards violations (eg, hate speech), clickbait, engagement bait and others. We’ll continually check Pages’ integrity status to ensure eligibility criteria is consistently being met. Lastly, they must serve a sufficiently large audience, with different thresholds for the four categories of publishers.
Our criteria will evolve over time to make sure people are seeing sources that are valuable to them and that we’re including reporting across these topics.
During the initial test, we showcase local original reporting by surfacing local publications from the largest major metro areas across the country, beginning with New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta and Boston. In the coming months, we’ll include local news from Today In, our local news and community information tab, which recently expanded to over 6,000 US towns and cities . Facebook News was built to bring people closer to the stories that affect their lives. We’ll continue to learn, listen and improve News as it rolls out more broadly. We hope this work aids in our efforts to su