It's understood this will be in addition to local news that already appears in Facebook's News Feed and on publishers' pages.
Facebook, which owns four of the world's most popular smartphone apps including Instagram, has for years prioritized material that its complex computer algorithms think people will engage with through comments, "likes" or other ways of showing interest. 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. That ranking system will be altered to prioritize posts that "spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people".
Google discriminates against men and underpays women - lawsuits
It's an unjust world for conservative white males, say two who filed a lawsuit against Google Monday. Google said in a statement: "We look forward to defending against Mr Damore's lawsuit in court".
It is also looking to double down on a strategy of promoting content shared by friends and family over posts published by news outlets, the Journal reported.
These changes will probably not seem drastic to many users. There is some consternation among publishers that this strategy could lead to a significant reduction in traffic referred from Facebook over time. Zuckerberg said that was in fact Facebook's expectation, but that if people end up feeling better about using the social network, the business will ultimately benefit. "Pages making posts that people generally don't react to or comment on could see the biggest decreases in distribution".
Also, personal anecdata: I'm active in a number of private Facebook groups and, for at least the past couple of months, I have pretty much only seen posts from those groups in my News Feed.
Raiders vs Seahawks in 1st National Football League game at new Tottenham stadium
An aerial view as work continues on Tottenham Hotspur's New Stadium at White Hart Lane on November 16, 2017 in London, England. The Chargers' trip to London will be the sixth game played overseas in franchise history and second in the regular season.
He said that he and his team felt a responsibility to make sure Facebook was good for people's wellbeing.
The move is part of the company's efforts to help people strengthen relationships on the site.
Reading local headlines and finding a band playing a show later sounds like a downright heartening shift in focus from watching Facebook's vast tangle of digital citizens emote endlessly into their algorithmically curated voids.
Google Unites Payment Offerings As Google Pay
All said and done, digital payment efforts by either Google or Apple in India didn't seem to have taken off as expected. Ars Technica highlights this baffling tendency in its report, "By our count, this is Google's fifth payment brand".
The changes are meant to maximize the amount of content with "meaningful interaction" that people consume on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the company's chief executive, said in an interview.