Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Winners and losers of Facebook's Feed

Winners and losers of Facebook's Feed

It probably won't work, because Facebook is now a site that is known for "the place to find news". We'll watch fewer videos, and we'll see fewer advertisements. Another common take among those surveyed was that Facebook could increase the advertising load on Instagram, which they said is now under-monetized relative to the core platform. Comments under Mr Zuckerberg's posts include many pleas to keep things as they are. Posts are considered meaningful when they generate lots of comments, likes, and shares.

Last week, after struggling to solve Facebook's fake news problem, Mark Zuckerberg abruptly pulled the plug on the co-dependent relationship his company has cultivated with media companies, writing that posts from publishers will now be de-emphasized by Facebook's algorithms.

However, there is a chance that some of the news we cover and post to Facebook won't show in your News Feed anymore.

Facebook has received no shortage of criticism for its role in Russian meddling during the 2016 election, and Zuckerberg has vowed to fix Facebook's problems this year.

Jones said that unlike Instagram, where people mainly see their friends with some businesses posts sprinkled in, "On Facebook, it was going the other way".

Theoretically, the change means they'll make less money off publishers and advertisers (their stock dropped 5% following the news). The changes could jeopardize that route to their audiences, though some speculate it could be a ploy to force these companies to buy more Facebook ads.

While the changes could hurt Facebook's business in the short term, happier users could make for better profits over the long term. Facebook has announced similar changes in the past, and the News Feed is still full of news and video from big publishers.

Stories and videos from the pages you choose will appear first in your News Feed on all your devices.

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The head of Facebook news feed, Adan Mosseri said that those pages, which don't get public engagements in spite of regular postings, will face more alterations. Even promoted or boosted posts are subject to the Facebook algorithm factors to protect the user experience.

Now it is determined to turn over a new leaf.

Investors didn't take to the news with glee, however. He told The New York Times he is determined to make sure his daughters think Facebook "was good for the world". In extraordinary times, it was a surprising admission.

Admitting that its changes will likely reduce the time people spend on Facebook less was a big deal for the company.

In some cases, efforts to combat the fake news were made harder since official accounts now get lower rankings in the News Feed algorithm, according to the report. This will allow you to be alerted if we post an event or hop online for a Facebook Live session. Back when Facebook felt like a fun way to pass a few minutes in line at the grocery store, rather than the fulcrum of American democracy.

"In an odd way we will look back and think this was a pretty good thing for the news industry", he said.

Doing so seems like a strategic move at a time when Facebook has come under intense scrutiny for its power as a media hub. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has no news feed, and yet hoaxes and propaganda still run rampant.

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