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Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul

Friday, 12 January 2018

Shares of Facebook Inc fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform’s centrepiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term. Zuckerberg said on Thursday the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands. If the premarket declines in shares hold, Facebook stands ...

Facebook tests splitting its News Feed into two

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising. The Facebook News Feed, the centerpiece of the world’s largest social network service, is a streaming series of posts such as photos from friends, updates from family members, advertisements and material from celebrities or other pages that a user has liked. The test, ...

Facebook tests adding news stories customized to users’ interests

Friday, 18 August 2017

Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world’s largest social media network. The offering, called “Featured Topic,” is being tested on News Feed, the core of Facebook. Each selected item includes a couple of sentences of text on a subject, a link to a news story ...

Facebook to play down links to websites with deceptive ads

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. The downgrade of the links was expected to take effect beginning on Wednesday on News Feed, the home page of Facebook where people go to see posts from friends and family. Facebook said it wanted to downplay links that people post to websites that have a disproportionate ...

Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. The resource, similar to previous efforts around privacy and security, is basically a notification that pops up for a few days. Clicking on it takes you to tips and other information on how to spot false news and what to do about it. Tips to spot false news include looking closely at website addresses to see if they are trying to spoof real news sites, and checking websites' ...

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