In May, the social media giant announced that it would bring in former Sen.
Breaking News Label: A test we're running with 80 publishers across North America, South America, Europe, India and Australia lets publishers put a "breaking news" indicator on their posts in News Feed.
Facebook and other social media platforms have been criticized for their role in allowing disinformation to spread during the 2016 United States election, in many cases with the help of automated "bots" or disguised Russian-based accounts. By contrast, he said, deciding what news stories should go in "trending" requires broad thinking, quick judgments about context and decisions about whether someone is trying to game the system.
"Since Facebook removed human reviewers from its news section, the algorithm has sometimes promoted misleading, false, or highly partisan content, serving it to millions of users", Nina Jankowicz, a disinformation expert and fellow at the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute, told NPR. Yet two years later, Facebook still hasn't been able to shake the notion of bias. Instead, the software algorithm began to pick out posts that were getting the most attention, even if the information in them was bogus.
The trending section has proved problematic in several important ways. But over time, the section failed to gain much traction among users, the company said Friday.
But what needs to happen now, he added, is a broad shift in the company's corporate culture, recognizing the expertise involved in journalistic judgment.
One reason the feature is so little used could be that it's not immediately visible on Facebook's app or mobile version, where most people use the site.
Facebook appears to have concluded that trying to fix the headaches caused by the trending section was not worth the meagre benefits the company, users and news publishers saw in it.
"Breaking news has to look different than a recipe", Hardiman said.
Another feature, called Today In shows people breaking news in their area from local publishers, officials and organisations. Facebook Watch will soon have a dedicated section for live news coverage. It plans to launch this feature in the next few months. The company says it's killing that feature next week in order to focus on other news features.
However, it was only available in five countries and accounted for less than 1.5% of clicks to news publishers on average. Facebook's Alex Hardiman explained, "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".
Shares of industrial heavyweights Boeing and Caterpillar both fell, with Boeing down 1.7 percent and Caterpillar down 2.3 percent. Europe, Canada and Mexico say that as close allies of the United States they should receive exemptions from the measures.
Salah was forced off injured in the first half after he could no recover from a knock to his arm following a collision with Ramos. Carvajal had previously missed the UEFA 2016 Euro due to an injury he picked up during that year's Champions League final .
It's not clear whether money was stolen from customers' accounts, but both banks are saying any stolen money will be reimbursed. CIBC and BMO are warning customers of a personal information data hack that took place on Sunday, May 27.
The Cavaliers eventually lost Game 1 in overtime. "So I felt like the odds were against us from the summer". Asked about Thompson's scare after the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated "It looked pretty bad".
The Cavs were stunned when Irving requested a trade after last year's Finals, saying he wanted to be "the focal point" of a team. The big win now marks the eighth straight year that The King has made it to the NBA Finals , and the moment was not lost on him.
Weinsteins' decision to turn himself in was preceded by extensive discussions between his lawyers and prosecutors, Mueller says . He was then charged with rape , a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.
A few days ago, an anonymous 4Chan user posted a big list of details about the game, also calling it Assassin's Creed Odyssey . Which - along with the name - suggests the game will be set in Ancient Greece.
Locations throughout the Williamsburg area will be giving away a free doughnut with the purchase of any drink. Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnut for the day with a limit one per person, no purchase necessary.
When one person replied, "Zero percent chance he delivers", Randall retweeted and commented, "100% chance". And I mean, I'm actually excited about it because just to know that the fan base is like this.
Israeli fire has killed more than 110 Palestinians, a lot of them during the Hamas-led protests, which climaxed on May 14. Rockets fired by Palestinian militants are seen over the Gaza Strip heading toward Israel, early Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
In the past, Nick Jonas has dated Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Rita Ora among several others. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host asked Priyanka point blank: "Are you dating Nick Jonas? ".
Where is Melania Trump
Reporters turned to look at the spot he indicated, but there was no sign of the first lady. " She has always been independent". One particularly popular conspiracy theory started by Politico alleged that she left Washington D.C. and went to NY .
McKinney 14-year-old wins National Spelling Bee
He said there were eight or nine words during the prime-time finals he didn't know - a rare admission for a national champion. Bailly, the bee's official pronouncer, told him, "That is correct!" and confetti rained down on the stage.
Lauren Cohan Exiting Walking Dead
It will be interesting to see what AMC has to say about the future of The Walking Dead after season 9. Lincoln is expected to appear in just six new episodes, less than half of the 16 installments booked.
Canada responds to U.S. tariffs with its own 'countermeasures'
Mexico , the European Union and Canada immediately announced plans to retaliate with their own tariffs against American products. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. "We've been down this road before-blanket protectionism is a big part of why America had a Great Depression".
I felt like superhero - Serena Williams
After all, even 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer suffered a knee injury while running a bath for his twins in 2016. Williams, who has been out for more than a year after discovering she was pregnant just before the 2017 Australian Open.
20-year-old woman's arrest at Jersey beach goes viral
Weinman screams in the video, as she walks away from the officer. "OK, you can see it, but we're not drinking it", Weinman says. The video cuts out momentarily, then shows Weinman screaming as the police officer pulls her to the ground and grabs her hair.
'Roseanne' Canceled After Star's Racist Tweets
In a statement on Tuesday, Dungey said that the network would not be producing the show's second season. She has also been dropped by her talent agency. "It just shocked me a bit", she wrote .
Mega Man 11 is finally hitting the market on October 2
Mega Man 11 is going to be released for Windows PC as well as the PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , and Nintendo Switch this October. The series' producer, Keiji Inafune left the company, and even offered to help with Mega Man Legends 3 - but they refused .
South doused with heavy rains from remnants of Alberto
Forecasters said what's left of the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is still capable of causing flash flooding. Hermond was swept up as he tried to help a shop owner who had escaped flood waters with her cat, police said.