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Facebook is working on a new section for local news

It looks like Facebook has planned some major changes for its News Feed this year It looks like Facebook has planned some major changes for its News Feed this year
Guillermo Lane | 12 January, 2018, 03:15

From what has been revealed, Facebook is now conducting the test in a handful of cities around the United States - New Orleans, Louisiana; Olympia, Washington; Billings, Montana; Binghamton, New York; Peoria, Illinois and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Facebook announced Wednesday that it's releasing a new tool aimed at making it easier to find legitimate local news stories. Last year, the social media giant also tested products to connect its users to local news.

The users in the batches in which the test is going on can access the icon on the bottom of the menu in their mobile app.

The company is now testing the feature in 6 states of the US.

News appearing on each cities' "Today In" feed will reportedly be vetted by Facebook's news partnership team.

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This is all supposedly part of Facebook's Journalism Project initiative that was launched by the social media following last year's U.S. Presidential election.

Whether the "Today In" feature will help boost local media remains to be seen. The company has attempted deploying different solutions to the problem of fake news, with varying levels of success.

As reported by Recode, the feature combines events, announcements, and local news items specific to a particular city. Possibilities indicate that being part of a distinct, local section of the app might help draw more traffic back to publishers' own news pieces and websites where being advertised on Facebook by featuring on the app will add to their revenues, but the section by itself won't help them make money.

It will include community updates, group discussions and local events, along with a local news component.

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