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Facebook Tests Augmenting Article Links With Publisher Info From Wikipedia

Facebook is continuing their efforts to give people more context about what they read on the social network as an attempt to steam spread of fake news. A test that began on October 5, Facebook added context to article links appearing in people’s new feeds by attaching information about the publisher that’s pulled from sources like the publisher’s …

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Facebook Will Penalize Fake Videos In Latest News Feed Algorithm Update

Regardless of your feelings towards automatically playing videos, clicking on something that appears to be a video and finding out that its a hyper linked image that opens to a site you weren’t expecting is even worse.  Facebook isn’t excited about it either, and the company is taking steps to reduce the visibility of both …

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Facebook Will Rank Links To Slow-Loading Pages Lower In People’s News Feeds

The latest Facebook to their news feed algorithm will penalize links that are slow-loading web pages.  With this new tweak, it could force more brands and publishers to adopt the social network’s proprietary Instant Articles format. The plan is to begin estimating how long it will take for a web page to load from its mobile …

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Facebook Targets Individual Spammers With Latest News Feed Tweak

Facebook has decided to get more tactical when it comes to spammy links and their invasion of people’s news feeds.  After pinpointing individual spammy links, it is now going after individual users who post the most spammy links. It has not gone unnoticed by Facebook that there is a “tiny group of people on Facebook” regularly …

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Facebook Tests Its News Feed With a new form of Related Articles

Facebook announced that they are now testing for the Related Articles feature in the Facebook News Feed.  The feature launched in 2013 and would display related stories right below an article after reading it and returning to News Feed. With this new test, Facebook is going to show related stories before you click to read an article.  Based on trending …

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People Are Starting To See Facebook’s Disputed Content Alerts

Back in December, Facebook announced a process meant to combat the spread of dubious or fake news items on their site.  This involves allowing users to flag potentially inaccurate stories.  These stories will then be fact checked by third party organisations in Poynter’s International Fact Checking Network. If found debunked, the content will be marked as disputed, …

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Facebook Turns Sound On By Default In Videos, Debuts TV Apps

Ever since Facebook Facebook began playing videos automatically in people’s news feeds back in December 2013,  on mobile Facebook will now play those videos automatically with the sound on by default.  This news was announced on Tuesday. There was more news that was announced surrounding videos playing on small screens, like larger vertical videos and videos that play …

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Facebook Is Now Re-ranking News Feed Stories In Real Time On The Client Side

In order to make Facebook’s News Feed more accessible to all users, regardless of the speed or reliability of their internet connections, a new change has been begun in the way the stories are being ranked.  Fro brands, publishers and marketers who use Facebook, this means speed is more important than ever. In order to understand …

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Facebook Is officially Showcasing Vertical Videos In Mobile News Feeds

It’s been over a year since Facebook announced they would support vertical videos.  It was confirmed by a Facebook spokesperson that the social network is making that support even more obvious in people’s mobile news. in an email correspondence with Marketing Land, it was said by the spokesperson that “we know that people enjoy more …

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Facebook VP Says Your New Feed Will Be “Probably All Video” In 5 Years

For a while now, we’ve been seeing a lot of video flooding our Facebook News Feed.  If you think there’s an over abundance of video now, just wait.  According to a Facebook VP prediction, it’ll be “all video” in 5 years time. Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s VP for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said to Fortune’s Most Powerful …

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