Facebook Announces They Will Remove News Media Governments Don't Want You To See Reader 01/12/2018 (Fri) 12:34:04 Id: 79e9be No.5395 del
In a move that is set to infuriate news organizations that are not deemed "trustworthy", Facebook is set to introduce "sweeping changes" to its newsfeed as early as next week, prioritizing trustworthy sites and removing "clickbait" and unwanted news publishers, while promoting posts from friends and family, the WSJ reports.

Under its new approach, Facebook would evaluate parameters such as public polling about news outlets, and whether readers are willing to pay for news from particular publishers. Such variables would inform its algorithm that determines which publishers’ posts are pushed higher in the feed, one of the people said.

"It is not known how Facebook will decide which publications are deemed trustworthy." (Expect total censorship)

The move would thrust Facebook into an even more active role in deciding what content is acceptable on its site, in other words censoring content it deems inappropriate while promoting news outlets that are ideologically aligned with the organization.

This will only succeed in further alienating an already deeply polarized American population.

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