Facebook announced Friday that it will focus on improving the quality of news stories in users’ home feeds. The company previously announced that it would favor content shared by contacts in users’ networks over that from publishers.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a statement, “Today I’m sharing our second major update this year: to make sure the news you see, while less overall, is high quality. I’ve asked our product teams to make sure we prioritize news that is trustworthy, informative, and local. And we’re starting next week with trusted sources.”