Facebook had this major announcement; heres all about it

social-media giant has struggled to deal with an uproar over fake news

Facebook had this major announcement; heres all about it

Well known social media platform Facebook has decided to make itself more relevant by boosting news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys.

The announcement was made in a blog post by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The company said it is surveying users about their familiarity with and trust in news sources.

The social-media giant, a major source of news for users, has struggled to deal with an uproar over fake news and Russian-linked posts, primarily meant to influence the 2016 US elections.

Zuckerberg has said his goal for this year is to fix Facebook, whether by protecting against foreign interference and abuse or by making users feel better about how they spend time on Facebook.

Facebook announced last week that it would try to have users see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebrities, and more from friends and family.

Facebook says it will start prioritizing news sources deemed trustworthy in the US and then internationally.

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