Facebook wants to show you more news from your friends — and less news from journalists

The site’s promotion of “social engagement” has serious repercussions for the media. Barely a week after Mark Zuckerberg promised to “fix Facebook,” the site’s co-founder and CEO has unveiled the first step in what he hopes will be “a much better trajectory” for the beleaguered social media giant: taking the news out of your news feed.

The first priority on Zuckerberg’s list is a drastic, but perhaps unsurprising, move. In light of ongoing turmoil surrounding “fake news,” Zuckerberg says Facebook will now be moving away from “public content” — including posts...

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By: Vox - Friday, 12 January

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