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Facebook is making its News Feed smarter in its ongoing bid to eliminate clickbait

Facebook is updating its News Feed algorithm in an effort to rid its site of spam and clickbait. On Tuesday, Facebook announced it is adding signals to its News Feed algorithm to identify “authentic” posts from people and pages.
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Facebook’s latest News Feed update could show you longer videos

Facebook is further honing in on your video viewing habits as part of its latest News Feed algorithm update. Over the coming weeks, longer videos you engage with will receive a ranking bump over shorter clips.
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Facebook launches holiday greeting cards, other ways to share moments

Facebook will now show you messages atop your News Feed — the same place it claims to only show you things you’re interested in — to get you to share more. It calls these "Moments," but who says anyone wants to see them in…
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Facebook patent reveals automated removal process for objectionable content

Facebook is facing a backlash over the so-called influence fake news on its platform wielded during the election. We explain how this crisis came to be and what it can tell us about the inner workings of the world’s biggest social…
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Report: Facebook planning censorship tool that could pave the way for China entry

How far is Facebook willing to go to convince China’s communist government to lift the ban on its social network? According to a new report, the company is prepping a censorship tool in order to gain a foothold in the mainland.
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Here's how Facebook plans to fight the fake news empire taking over its platform

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released a public statement detailing how his company plans to stem the rise of fake news on its social network once and for all. The plan includes a major algorithmic update to the News Feed.
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Report: Facebook has the tools to fight fake news but isn’t using them

Facebook reportedly has the tools to stamp out unreliable news on its site but feels it can’t take action at the risk of being labelled biased. The company's fears stem from the backlash that erupted over its Trending Topics feed in May.
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Zuck on hot seat over ‘fake news’ in News Feed after Trump win 2:45

Also today: HTC offers an affordable upgrade to take their VR headset wireless, and we review Microsoft's slick 2-in-1 Surface Book laptop.
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The Facebook feature that revolutionized social media: News Feed marks 10 years

Facebook is marking the 10th anniversary of its "most advanced" invention: the Facebook News Feed. The celebrations were led by the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and included a live-stream with the team that created the defining feature.
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Facebook promises independent Trending algorithm, but still relies on human editors

Facebook is updating its Trending topics feed in a bid to deliver the autonomous news algorithm it has always promised. However, it still can't avoid the elephant in the room: the need for human editors.
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Facebook tinkers with its News Feed to show you more ‘informative stories’

Facebook is once again upgrading its News Feed ranking system in order to personalize the content you see. This time its focus is on bringing you more "informative" stories from people and pages you follow.
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Facebook puts friends first in your feed thanks to transparent News Feed Values adoption 2:58

Facebook is making big adjustments to how it feeds your personal Facebook news feed, putting friends first, pushing out Spam, and pushing sponsored content down below what it believes you will find most relevant.