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Facebook wants its users to find their News Feeds to be more informative.
The newest tweak to the social network’s News Feed algorithm, announced Thursday, is focused on delivering more stories that users find made them “feel more informed about the world around them.”
Research scientist Jie Xu, data scientist Akos Lada and News Feed product manager Vibhi Kant explained in a Newsroom post that the social network formulated a new ranking signal to factor into its algorithm, writing:
With this update, we are creating a new ranking signal to predict what is most informative to you, so those stories appear higher in your feed.