News Feed Fyi

    • News Feed FYI: For Video, Intent and Repeat Viewership Matter

      Today, we’re making an update to News Feed ranking that will help surface videos people are proactively seeking out and coming back to on Facebook. This change takes two factors into account: Intent matters. With this update, videos from Pages that people proactively seek out, by using Search or going directly to a Page for example, will see greater distribution on News Feed.

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  • News Feed FYI: Introducing News Feed Publisher Guidelines

    … By Adam Mosseri, Head of News Feed We launched the Facebook Journalism Project to collaborate with the news industry in support of an informed community. A consistent piece of feedback we’ve heard from publishers as part of this effort is that they would like more insight into how News Feed works, in order to understand best practices…

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  • News Feed FYI: New Test to Provide Context About Articles

    … By Andrew Anker, Sara Su, and Jeff Smith Today we are starting a new test to give people additional context on the articles they see in News Feed. This new feature is designed to provide people some of the tools they need to make an informed decision about which stories to read, share, and trust. It reflects feedback from our community…

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  • Blocking Ads from Pages that Repeatedly Share False News

    … By Satwik Shukla, Product Manager & Tessa Lyons, Product Manager Over the past year we have taken several steps to reduce false news and hoaxes on Facebook. Currently, we do not allow advertisers to run ads that link to stories that have been marked false by third-party fact-checking organizations. Now we are taking an additional step…

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  • News Feed FYI: Taking Action Against Video Clickbait

    … By Baraa Hamodi, Engineer, Zahir Bokhari, Engineer, and Yun Zhang, Engineer As part of our ongoing efforts to fight clickbait and improve the integrity of information on Facebook, we are announcing today two updates that will limit the spread of stories in News Feed that feature either fake video play buttons embedded in their imagery or videos…

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  • Making News Feed an Easier Place to Connect and Navigate

    … by Shali Nguyen, Product Design Manager and Ryan Freitas, Design Director Every person’s News Feed is different and populated with a unique set of stories — from photos and videos to GIFs and links. And with so many types of stories available, each feed is more complex than ever. In order to make News Feed more conversational and easier to read…

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  • News Feed FYI: Addressing Cloaking So People See More Authentic Posts

    … By Rob Leathern, Product Management Director and Bobbie Chang, Software Engineer We are always working to combat the spread of misinformation and the financially-motivated bad actors who create misleading experiences for people. Today we’re sharing additional steps we’ve taken to remove even more of them from Facebook, so that what people see…

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  • News Feed FYI: Showing You Stories That Link to Faster Loading Webpages

    … By Jiayi Wen, Engineer, and Shengbo Guo, Engineer We’re always listening to our community to understand how we can improve their experience of News Feed. We’ve heard from people that it’s frustrating to click on a link that leads to a slow-loading webpage. In fact, even more broadly on the internet, we’ve found that when people have to wait…

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  • News Feed FYI: Showing More Informative Links in News Feed

    … By Adam Mosseri, VP, News Feed Today we are making an update to help reduce low quality links in News Feed. We are always working to improve people’s experience in News Feed by showing more stories that we think people will find informative and entertaining. Our research shows that there is a tiny group of people on Facebook who routinely share…

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  • News Feed FYI: New Updates to Reduce Clickbait Headlines

    … what stories might have clickbait headlines so we can show them less often. Last year we made an update to News Feed to reduce stories from sources that consistently post clickbait headlines that withhold and exaggerate information. Today, we are making three updates that build on this work so that people will see even fewer clickbait stories…

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  • Reducing Links to Low-Quality Web Page Experiences

    … on a link that leads to a web page containing little substantive content and that is covered in disruptive, shocking or malicious ads. People expect their experience after clicking on a post to be straightforward. Starting today, we’re rolling out an update so people see fewer posts and ads in News Feed that link to these low-quality web page…

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  • News Feed FYI: New Test With Related Articles

    … By Sara Su, Product Manager, News Feed One of our main goals is to support an informed community on Facebook. This includes helping people have conversations about the news and giving people more ways to see a more complete picture of a story or topic. This work is important to us, so we’re building new products and exploring ways to improve…

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  • News Feed FYI: New Signals to Show You More Authentic and Timely Stories

    … By Akos Lada, Research Scientist, James Li, Research Scientist, and Shilin Ding, Engineering Manager Our goal with News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Today we’re announcing two updates to better rank posts in your feed: Incorporating new signals to better identify and rank authentic content A new way…

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  • News Feed FYI: Updating How We Account For Video Completion Rates

    … By Abhishek Bapna, Product Manager, and Seyoung Park, Research Scientist As with all kinds of content on Facebook, we’re continuing to improve how News Feed surfaces the most relevant videos for you. In the past, we’ve made updates to News Feed that take into account more of the actions that you take on videos and whether a video is live…

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  • News Feed FYI: Addressing Hoaxes and Fake News

    … By Adam Mosseri, VP, News Feed A few weeks ago we previewed some of the things we’re working on to address the issue of fake news and hoaxes. We’re committed to doing our part and today we’d like to share some updates we’re testing and starting to roll out. We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth…

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