Facebook to Test Lower Ranking for Political Content in News Feed in About 75 More Countries

The experiment began in February


Facebook expanded its test of reducing distribution of political content in News Feed to roughly 75 countries around the globe Wednesday.

The test kicked off with “a small percentage” of people in Brazil, Canada and Indonesia in February, with the U.S. added shortly thereafter.

Facebook expanded the test to Costa Rica, Ireland, Spain and Sweden at the end of August, saying in a blog post at the time, “We’ve also learned that some engagement signals can better indicate what posts people find more valuable than others.

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