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Facebook is changing the way news stories are ranked to prioritize original reporting and transparent authorship, the platform said today in a blog post.
The change was based upon feedback Facebook received in its user research, which indicated an appetite for more credible and informative news stories. The platform is working with academic experts and news publishers to establish the process by which original reporting will be identified.
“Original reporting plays an important role in informing people around the world, from breaking a news story, to creating an in-depth investigative report, uncovering new facts and data, sharing critical updates in times of crisis, or broadcasting eyewitness reports,” wrote Facebook vp of global news partnerships Campbell Brown and product manager Jon Levin in today’s post. “This