Facebook Aims to Do Good With Upcoming News Feed Changes

Placing emphasis on friends and family and less-so with brands.

Tech
8,874 Hypes 14 Comments

Only last month, Mark Zuckerberg was awarded “Misinformer of the Year” honors for Facebook’s involvement of fake news distribution. With that said, the popular social media channel is engaging in plans to roll out constructive changes in its news feed feature — in turn applying a positive spin on user status updates.

Attempting to foster more “meaningful interaction,” Facebook will assign prominence to news posted from family and friends while deemphasizing coverage from articles/statements released by brands. Recently taking to his own Facebook page, Zuckerberg had the following to say, “We feel a responsibility to make sure our services aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being.” Adding on to this sentiment, the outspoken entrepreneur previously posted some of his New Year’s resolutions, which included the following, “The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do — whether it’s protecting our community from abuse and hate, defending against interference by nation states, or making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent.” Let us know what you think of Facebook’s new direction.

In case you missed it, Facebook struck a deal with Sony Music Publishing for broadcasting rights.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Facebook Continues to Reduce Political Content on Its News Feed With New Measures
Tech

Facebook Continues to Reduce Political Content on Its News Feed With New Measures

Expanding tests into more countries.

Facebook Is Reportedly Preparing To Change Its Name
Tech 

Facebook Is Reportedly Preparing To Change Its Name

To reflect its shift into building out the metaverse.

Facebook Reveals the Most-Viewed Posts in Its News Feed
Tech

Facebook Reveals the Most-Viewed Posts in Its News Feed

Surprising insight on the social site’s most viral content.


Facebook To Pay Out More Than $1 Billion USD to Creators Through 2022
Tech

Facebook To Pay Out More Than $1 Billion USD to Creators Through 2022

A massive investment in creator-produced content.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Shadow" Gets a Release Date
Footwear

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Shadow" Gets a Release Date

A crowd-pleaser.

Marshmello Shares Lil Peep Collaboration, "Spotlight"
Music

Marshmello Shares Lil Peep Collaboration, "Spotlight"

“This record is dedicated to Peep’s mother, family, friends and his fans.”

Another Look at the COMME des GARÇONS HOMME x Nike Air Max 180
Footwear

Another Look at the COMME des GARÇONS HOMME x Nike Air Max 180

Powerful in pink.

A.P.C. Releases Minimalist Spring/Summer 2018 Accessories Range
Fashion

A.P.C. Releases Minimalist Spring/Summer 2018 Accessories Range

Including bags, footwear, jewelry and more.

2 Chainz Takes Us Inside a $10K Luxury Survival Kit
Entertainment

2 Chainz Takes Us Inside a $10K Luxury Survival Kit

Filled with organic foods and a satellite communicator.


A First Look at Tom Hardy in Marvel's Upcoming 'Venom' Film
Entertainment

A First Look at Tom Hardy in Marvel's Upcoming 'Venom' Film

Dropping this October.

Listen to Jay Rock's "Kings Dead" Featuring Kendrick Lamar & Future
Music

Listen to Jay Rock's "Kings Dead" Featuring Kendrick Lamar & Future

A heavy hitter.

Nike Will Soon Debut the Air Max 97 In "Metallic Red Bronze"
Footwear

Nike Will Soon Debut the Air Max 97 In "Metallic Red Bronze"

The AM97 gets another metal-themed makeover.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Announces His Debut Album
Music

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Announces His Debut Album

He also drops a new single.

Vanderhall's Edison Three-Wheeler Is One of the Most Unique Electric Cars
Automotive

Vanderhall's Edison Three-Wheeler Is One of the Most Unique Electric Cars

Unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.