Facebook responded to the backlash by removing humans from the equation, and relying purely on algorithms - which produced a different set of problems, like surfacing bogus news accounts, like the erroneous story about Fox News firing Megyn Kelly for supporting Hillary Clinton. "We are committed to ensuring the news that people see on Facebook is high quality, and we're investing in ways to better draw attention to breaking news when it matters most", Hardiman said.
Facebook said it is also testing a new section called "Today In", which displays local breaking news, and a dedicated section of Facebook Watch in the US for live videos and other items exclusive to the platform.
Facebook said it is working with 80 publishers in Australia, Europe, India, and the Americas on a "Breaking News" label to adorn posts in News Feed. And, because algorithms are not ideal, they repeatedly goofed up, allowing fake news stories to spread across the network by highlighting factually inaccurate links that were going viral as well as other inappropriate content.
Facebook says that the early results from this testing have led to a 4 percent lift in click-through rates, a 7 percent lift in Likes, and an 11 percent lift in shares. Facebook also wants to make local news more prominent. Facebook eventually fired the editors on the trending team, replacing them with an automated process.
"From research we found that over time people found the product to be less and less useful", Hardiman said.
The contractor claimed Facebook downplayed conservative issues and promoted liberal causes. It's being tested in 30 markets in the US. Facebook is done with Trending, though. It plans to launch this feature in the next few months. In its announcement on Friday (June 1), Facebook said the section was driving only marginal traffic to news publishers.
The company is also funding news videos, created exclusively for Facebook by publishers it would not yet name.
Detailed in a press release, Facebook says that its trending feature was only available in select countries and didn't prove to be popular.
Introduced in 2014, the section, available on desktop and mobile devices, was intended "to help people discover content that is both popular in the world and meaningful to them".
Kardashian and husband Kanye West , an outspoken Trump fan , have worked hard to advocate for Johnson's release . Kushner has spearheaded a White House initiative to help better prepare prisoners for life after incarceration.
It also means that all of your iMessages will automatically show up on any new Apple device that supports the messaging service. Tap there, and the iOS 11 .4 update should be waiting for you to download just by following the onscreen prompts.
Kardashian West Wednesday night thanked the president for his time and reiterated she hopes he will grant clemency to Johnson. Before she meets with the president, Vanity Fair reports that Kardashian will sit will Kushner to discuss prison reform .
A round of applause - and a few barks - echoed through the terminal after Puppy 8 (a girl!) was successfully delivered. The owners told reporters they planned to get some rest before driving the new pup family to Pennsylvania.
This morning, the Indian Oil website first showed 60 and 56 paise a litre cuts in petrol and diesel prices in Delhi. As mentioned before, fuel prices have been increasing consistently for the past sixteen days , since May 14, 2018.
As of now, only the original 150 Pokemon will be available in Pokemon Let's Go , suggesting that more could be added via DLC. The games are spiritual successors to Pokemon Yellow, the Game Boy title from 1998, with a dash of Pokemon Go thrown in.
I'm going to assume that the Cavs stay with their "big" lineup to kick off the series , even if Kevin Love returns for Game 1 . I think he has the ability to make shots, to make timely shots, to make deep shots and to make momentum changing shots.
Sears' latest closings include Fox Valley store
Sears said sales dropped 30 percent in the most recent quarter, leading to a loss of $424 million. The store at the Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry is among the locations being closed.
Stunner! Defending French Open champ Ostapenko out on Day 1
US Open champion Sloane Stephens was clearly in a hurry, dropping just two games in a 6-2 6-0 win over Arantxa Rus of Holland. Instead, the in-form Alexander Zverev, who is seeded second, will be the highest seed in action in the men's singles draw.