Los Angeles Times: Facebook to start ranking news sources on trustworthiness

Los Angeles Times: Facebook to start ranking news sources on trustworthiness. “Trustworthiness is based on a recent survey of U.S. Facebook users that gauged their familiarity with, and trust in, different sources of news. The results will inform the company’s ranking in the news feed, a stream of updates people see when they log in. News sources should also be ‘informative’ and relevant to people’s local communities, the company said Friday. The move seems geared toward helping Facebook avoid perceptions of bias in selecting which news providers to highlight.”

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