Prioritization of original articles by Facebook
Facebook is set to prioritize original news reporting.
It made this known on Tuesday, saying that it is one of the ways to draw attention away from click bait, spam and specious articles.
It also revealed that it will relegate to the background, stories that lacked credibility and those whose publishers share little to no information about themselves.
In a post, Campbell Brown, Facebook’s vice president for global news partnerships, and product manager Jon Levin said,
“We’ve found that publishers who do not include this information often lack credibility to readers and produce content with clickbait or ad farms, all content people tell us they don’t want to see on Facebook”.