What If There Just Isn’t Enough Local News for Facebook to Help Share?

The social network’s Today In feature led it to discover news deserts

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Facebook made local news a significant priority over the past year, but what are the next steps when local news to share is scarce or nonexistent?

The social network began testing Today In, a separate destination for local news within its flagship mobile applications, in January 2018, in six U.S. cities.

Facebook added 25 more U.S. cities to the test last March and began experimenting with alerts from first responders.

And last November, Facebook said Today In was available in over 400 U.S.



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