Facebook's new feature 'Today In' to provide feeds on local events, announcements, news

In the wake of criticism about how its news feed can be manipulated and is having a negative effect on users, Facebook is making some big changes to its flagship feature.

Facebook has introduced a series of changes meant to address the problem.

Eventually, Facebook wants to roll this out to more cities. The sample below are just a few of the many screenshots I've taken over the years of T-Shirt Scam sites selling stolen artwork, all in broad daylight on Facebook.

The company has been criticized for algorithms that may have prioritized misleading news and misinformation in people's feeds, influencing the 2016 American presidential election, as well as political discourse in many countries. The greatest objective of dispute about this change is likely that a few media savants and clients will contend that seeing more news, regardless of whether it creates less remarks than companions' photographs or big name ephemera, is the thing that will really unite the world. In his "New Year Challenge" CEO?Mark Zuckerberg said that this year he will focus on dealing with abuse and hate, fake news or interference by nation-states on the platform.

"We've gotten feedback from our community that public content - posts from businesses, brands and media - is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other", wrote Mr Zuckerberg.

Such a move would thrust Facebook into an even more active role in deciding what content is acceptable on its site. Zuckerberg later said he had been too hasty and dismissive of the concerns.

"I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable", he added. More recently, he began signaling that Facebook was rethinking what it shows people on the site.

So! How can you make sure you don't miss a reality blurred story?

Now the Facebook CEO is kicking off the effort with a move he says is meant to boost the well-being of users, possibly at the expense of the well-being of publishers and other businesses.

"The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being", Zuckerberg says. Product managers are being asked to "facilitate the most meaningful interactions between people", rather than the previous mandate of helping people find the most meaningful content, he said.

The announcement comes amid a broader shift at Facebook.

"It's important to me that when Max and August grow up that they feel like what their father built was good for the world", Zuckerberg said.

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