m3n4.net
m3n4.net February 22, 2018


Facebook to prioritize news from 'high quality' and 'trustworthy' sources

20 January 2018, 05:14 | Vera Richards

Sullivan Getty Images

Sullivan  Getty Images

With less of their content getting into news feeds, publications are likely to covet "broadly trusted" grades from users. Last week, Zuckerberg said he wanted to promote meaningful social interactions between users by cutting down on public content like news.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday the social media network is using surveys to rate news organizations and assign them trust scores.

While many lauded this attempt at addressing the problems on the social media site, Facebook's solutions appear to be making everything so much worse. Zuckerberg acknowledged that having Facebook itself or a third-party consultant to determine the publishers will introduce a layer of subjectivity.

Daily local news headlines from across Gwinnett County.

Taylor Swift Shares 'End Game' Video
Affable and spacious, " End Game " stands out on an album primarily defined by an atmosphere of chilly, brittle isolation. Seriously, there are so many snake references! Then Swift and crosses the globe to hang with Sheeran at a karaoke lounge.

Executives have regularly backed away from claims that, as one of the world's most influential information portals, Facebook acts as a media organization - with the responsibilities to separate fact from fiction that go along with that mantle.

Facebook is rolling out a major change to its News Feed: pushing up news articles that come from "high quality" sources, and pushing down the others.

The trust ranking will help to address fake news stories, said David Chavern, president of the News Media Alliance, a trade group for old-line USA newspapers.

News Corp, owner of the New York Post and other outlets, responded to the earlier Facebook announcement with a pledge to look for "any signs that the weighting of news sites is politically motivated".

China's local government debt growth nearly doubles in 2017
With fixed asset-investment growth at the weakest pace since 1999, exports helped pick up the slack. For the year, retail sales rose 10.2 percent, compared to 10.4 percent growth in 2016.

The change will affect not only links posted by news outlets but also news stories that individuals share, Facebook said. After some difficulty, Zuckerberg and Facebook chose to let users rank news source trustworthiness.

At the same time, Zuckerberg said the amount of news overall on Facebook would shrink to roughly 4 percent of the content on the News Feed from 5 percent now. "And we're starting next week with trusted sources".

These aren't foolproof remedies for avoiding fake and biased sources on Facebook - but as Facebook continues to make changes to its News Feed, they may become increasingly important.

Bar Association wants judges to sort out rift
The four rebellious judges had raised a question over the allocation of Loya's case to Justice Mishra. After meeting Chelameswar in the afternoon, Mishra said, "We have been told that there is no crisis".



Other News

Trending Now

Last thing NY needs is a payroll tax
New York's medical marijuana program, signed into law by Cuomo in 2014, has struggled in its first few years of operation. Almost all school districts in Erie County would see Foundation Aid increases of under 2 percent under the Cuomo plan.

Intel's fix for Meltdown and Spectre had a bug of its own
We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and address this reboot issue. Now Playing: Watch this: Intel addresses security flaws with company's chips at.

2 escape with $7m Ritz jewellery
Diana, Princess of Wales dined at the hotel shortly before she was killed in a vehicle crash on the night of August 31, 1997. The hotel, owned by Mohamed Al Fayed, reopened last year after four years of refurbishment work.

Eagles to play Jaguars in London in 2018 regular season
The Jaguars are no strangers to London, owning a 3-2 record since first appearing in the International Series in 2013. Spurs' new home will also have NFL-sized changing rooms, a bespoke media centre and players' tunnel.

South Africans vandalise H&M stores in protest of racist ad
Several stores belonging to Swedish clothing company H&M have been attacked and trashed by members of Economic Freedom Fighters . Some social media users shared footage claiming to show demonstrators throwing racks of clothing to the ground.

MLB Rumors: Pirates Trade Star Outfielder Andrew McCutchen To Giants
After trading Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros , it was believed that McCutchen would be the next in line to be dealt. The Giants struggled big time in 2017, going 64-98, but they appear to be set on attempting to contend in 2018.

Israel confirms it destroyed Hamas tunnel under key Gaza crossing
Egypt has been fighting a war of attrition against Islamic State-affiliated militias in its vast Sinai desert, which borders Gaza. Less than a week before the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence, the region is once again on the verge of turmoil.

Koreas agree to string it together for Olympics
Formed in 2012, when Kim was taking power, the outfit is modeled after a western girl band and has 10 members. South Korean conservatives worry about the implications of letting the band perform at the Pyeongchang Games.

ChaiOS "Text Bomb" Crashes iMessage App on macOS and iOS
That said, someone else may be able to replicate the problem in the future and upload it themselves to reinstate the attack. Apple has faced a number of embarrassing security mishaps over the past few months, with a lot of them affecting macOS.

Steve Bannon subpoenaed to special counsel in Russian Federation probed
Mark Warner (D-VA), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, also wants to hear what Bannon has to say. But Trump accused Bannon of having "lost his mind" when news of his comments to Wolff surfaced earlier this month .