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Facebook to show you more posts from friends

12 January 2018, 12:14 | Camille Rivera

Facebook to show you more posts from friends

Facebook to show you more posts from friends

He says the popularity of this type of content means you don't see posts from your friends and family. And bogus news may still spread - if a relative or friend posts a link with an inaccurate news article that is widely commented on, that post will be prominently displayed. Last month, the company released a report how people consume content on Facebook and the different ways it can be positive or negative for you.

Facebook said that research shows that when users connect with people they care about, it can be good for their well-being. "It's good for your well-being".

While changes in this direction were made previous year, the new update will be established in the coming months, following which users can access more personal and less public content. The company has been dogged by questions about how its algorithms may have prioritized misleading news and misinformation in News Feeds, influencing the 2016 USA presidential election as well as political discourse in many countries.

The repercussions from Facebook's changes will nearly certainly be far-reaching. The deal then seemed very attractive for smaller publishers in particular - as many were already dependent completely on Facebook for their audiences.

Facebook Inc. has begun to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world's largest social network.

Facebook came under heavy criticism for its role in the 2016 US Presidential election.

The changes are also a blow to brands and media companies that publish on Facebook. The social media company wants its users to have meaningful conversation with family and friends.

The company says people will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result.

The update will also prioritise posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people.

Facebook has conducted research and worked with outside academics for months to examine the effects that its service has on people. Find us on Facebook too!

"This update is more about amplifying the things people value".

While the move was anticipated, Thursday's announcement filled in more of the details.

Last week, Zuckerberg said his "personal challenge" for 2018 (something he's done every year since 2009), will be to fix Facebook.

The social media company would be tweaking the algorithm governing which content shows up in user's newsfeeds, drastically reducing the amount of content from brands and publishers in favor of more content from their Facebook friends.

"This big wave of public content has really made us reflect: What are we really here to do?"

"We built Facebook to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us".

Zuckerberg said he was now focusing his company around the new approach.

"He then describes upcoming changes to the Facebook news feed created to "[change] the news feed algorithm to surface relevant content that facilitates meaningful social interactions among your friends and family".

Zuckerberg has been laying the groundwork for making that fundamental shift in all of Facebook's products.

In an exclusive video interview with CNN Tech's Laurie Segall, Facebook VP Adam Mosseri described the move as a "rebalancing" of how Facebook's algorithms rank items in the main feed. The social network wants to reduce what Zuckerberg called "passive content" - videos and articles that ask little more of the viewer than to sit back and watch or read - so that users' time on the site is well spent.

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