"So we're exploring new ways to help people stay informed about timely, breaking news that matters to them, while making sure the news they see on Facebook is from trustworthy and quality sources".
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.
Even as Facebook addressed the issues around fake news, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stuck to his belief that Facebook itself is not a "media company"- something he's been saying for years.
Trending Topics was one of those Facebook features that seemed sensible on paper, but in practice turned out to be a major headache for the company.
Detailed in a press release, Facebook says that its trending feature was only available in select countries and didn't prove to be popular.
Alex Hardiman, Facebook's head of news products, announced in a post that the Trending section introduced to the site's front page in 2014 will be removed next week. In 2016, Gizmodo reported that Facebook's contract workers often chose not to link to news with a conservative slant.
But the curation of trending news in the absence of human oversight led to more blowback and embarrassment. The company continued to modify the section, but Facebook said that over time it became less useful to users. Hardiman said Facebook is testing the new label with 80 publishers across North America, South America, Europe, India and Australia.
"I consider us to be a technology company because the primary thing that we do is have engineers who write code and build product and services for other people", he told Congress.
According to Hardiman, Facebook will soon have a dedicated section on Facebook Watch in the US where people can view live coverage, daily news briefings and weekly features that will be exclusive to Watch.
Another feature, called "Today In", shows people breaking news in their area from local publishers, officials and organizations. Facebook Watch will soon have a dedicated section for live news coverage.
The changes arrive at a time when Facebook has been held accountable for allowing the spread of fake news across its network, and it has responded with a host of fake news-fighting features like factchecking, adding publisher context, the addition of related articles, shrinking fake news in the News Feed, and other initiatives.
PS4 owners who pre-order the digital version on PSN will obtain a dynamic Mega Man 30th Anniversary theme created by Truant Pixel. Spotted by Twitter user Wario64, over the weekend a store page temporarily had the game listed for an October 3rd release date.
Hours after star Roseanne Barr posted a racist message on Twitter , ABC has axed the reboot of her hit comedy Roseanne . I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power.
In their twisting fall, Salah landed heavily on his left shoulder and exited the match in Kiev, Ukraine, after just 30 minutes. Salah breaks down in tears. "I lost games in my life before, I won games in my life before-I know how to deal with that".
According to the Indian Oil website, the petrol price in Trivandrum stood at Rs 82.61 and diesel price at Rs 75.19 on Wednesday. In all, petrol price was increased by ₹ 3.8 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.38 in that fortnight.
WYFF-TV of Greenville, South Carolina, said news anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were killed. The flooding was the second time Ellicott City had been devastated by high water in two years.
President Trump told reporters the talks were going well and that North Korean officials may come to Washington on Friday. The North and Japan held foreign ministers talks back in 2015 on the sidelines of the ARF in Malaysia.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and British Columbia Premier John Horgan have been at odds over the pipeline. The bill, introduced by Alberta Senator Doug Black in February, passed third reading on Tuesday.
Cohen's lawyers said they have about 3.7 million files to sift through, but they are only about a third of the way to completion. After leaving the hearing, Avenatti offered an energetic condemnation of Cohen to the press assembled outside the courthouse.
The Pixel 3 XL will have a "nearly edge-to-edge screen" and a chin at the bottom which doesn't come as surprising for two reasons. Many rumors have already emerged online and many will come until the launch of the next Google flagship smartphone.
Ukrainian authorities said the goal of the staged murder was to catch the people who'd actually been planning to kill Babchenko . He said they had two suspects in custody: the one who ordered the killing and the hitman who would have carried it out.
Prosecutors question Comey for probe into McCabe
McCabe". "Regardless of recommendation , I was going to fire Comey", Trump told Holt of his decision to fire Comey on May 9, 2017. In other words, his current lies are further evidence to support a possible charge of obstruction of justice.
Start the weekend with free doughnuts from these local shops
Walmart: The retail giant says it's giving away as much as 1.2 million free doughnuts to customers at all stores nationwide today. Held annually on the first Friday of June, the National Donut Day was first established by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938.
U.S., North Korea conclude second round of Panmunjom talks
The President also plans to consult with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on June 7, Sanders said. The Trump administration has demanded that North Korea completely and irreversibly shut its nuclear weapons program.
Serena Williams Just Dropped A Fashion Line To Empower All Women
When they first joined forces in June 2012, Serena had just lost an opening round match to Virginie Razzano at the French Open . The Williams sisters, who have won 22 titles while competing as a team, towered over their opponents as they prepared to play.
United States astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86
I said , 'I don't know, but if I can't I'm going to go to work at Jack in the Box (the fast-food hamburger chain)". He soon retired from NASA and devoted himself to painting, a longtime hobby that had become an overriding passion.