Facebook head of news admits ‘not all news is created equal’

Facebook head of news admits ‘not all news is created equal’

Speaking at the Recode Media Conference, Facebook’s Head of News stated that Facebook will begin defining “quality news” and said that “not all news is created equal.”

Recode reports that during the Recode Media Conference, Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships, Campbell Brown, and Facebook’s Head of News Feed, Adam Mosseri, discussed the company’s new attitude towards news publishers on their platform. Brown discussed how the company plans to rank news on users newsfeeds and revealed that Facebook will be taking an active role in deciding which publishers deserve more exposure as the company attempts to fight “fake news” on their platform. “We are, the first time in the history of Facebook, taking a step to try to define what quality news looks like and give that a boost. Not all news is created equal,” said Brown.

Mosseri stated that Facebook plans to take a “very clear point of view” on a number of topics on their platform such as “hate speech” and “sensationalist news,” but did not define what these terms mean exactly.

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