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Facebook Offers Rare Glimpse Into Formula Behind News Feed

Facebook Inc. offered a rare glimpse into how it ranks and shows content in its News Feed, part of an effort to provide more transparency about its operations as the social network’s cultural and political influence continue to grow. The disclosures, though lacking in detail, are notable in part because they come in the wake […]

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FACEBOOK LAUNCHES DISCOVER FEATURE FOR GROUPS

Facebook announced during its earnings call for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the full year that more than 1 billion people use groups each month, and the social network is testing steps to make those groups easier to find. UPDATE: Facebook confirmed in an email to SocialTimes Thursday afternoon that its new Discover tool for groups […]

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FACEBOOK CURATOR VS. UNBIASED NEWS SURFACING

Anonymous sources recently claimed that Facebook’s Trending Topics may not be as algorithm-driven as believed. Facebook strongly denied the allegations, but are the algorithms receiving help from curators to surface topics in the Trending box? With so many people getting their news from Facebook, is it ethical to emphasize or devalue certain news in the trending topics? […]

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