Google wants to be more like Facebook as it rolls out its own news feed

Call it Facebook envy.After announcing the feed in its Google app in December last year, Google announced it is updating the feed, allowing them to follow certain topics, including world events, top news, sports highlights and more, using advanced machine learning.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/google-wants-to-be-more-like-facebook-as-it-rolls-out-its-own-news-feed.html

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Facebook to rank content it deems 'authentic' higher on the News Feed

Facebook is updating its News Feed algorithm in an effort to rid its site of spam and clickbait. On Tuesday, Facebook announced it is adding signals to its News Feed algorithm to identify “authentic” posts from people and pages.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/01/facebook-to-rank-content-it-deems-authentic-higher-on-news-feed.html

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Facebook's Trending feed published another hoax story, this time about the Sept. 11 attacks

Facebook’s recently automated Trending feed has made another blunder, this time showing users a fake news article about the September 11 attacks. The mishap comes just weeks after it published two unsuitable articles in quick succession.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/12/facebooks-trending-feed-published-another-hoax-story-this-time-about-sept-11-attacks.html

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Facebook Aims to Scrub Clickbait From News Feed


Facebook last week announced a new move to fight clickbait in the News Feed: downranking links from Web domains and Facebook Pages that consistently post clickbait headlines. Those that stop posting clickbait no longer will be downranked. Users who post links that lead to a clickbait domain on their personal Facebook page also could have their posts downgraded, according to Facebook. The latest adjustment is an extension of Facebook’s earlier efforts to reduce the distribution of clickbait posts.

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Apple opens official Apple News feed on Twitter to promote stories

Article Image Apple on Tuesday inaugurated @applenews, a Twitter feed dedicated to promoting “top stories and great reads” from the Apple News app for iOS.

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Twitter's New Algorithm Raises De-Democratization Fears


Twitter on Wednesday gave users the option of using a new algorithmically organized feed that would deliver more relevant messages — not necessarily the newest — first. The new approach to disseminating tweets was spearheaded by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, who is under pressure because of the company’s lack of growth. Compared to other social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter is lagging behind in new user growth and stock performance. Naturally, that has put significant pressure on Dorsey.

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Facebook's next feature could change the way you comment on posts

Facebook is continually tweaking the news feed to try and make it more useful for people. Some of those updates, like the ability to hide posts from people or sites you don’t want to see, are an improvement. Others, like Facebook trying to guess what posts you want to see first, are less so.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/17/facebooks-next-feature-could-change-way-comment-on-posts.html

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Gay pride: How the world turned into a rainbow this weekend

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you’ll already see an array of family photos, pouting selfies and delectable dinners. But over the past few of days, there’s also been a bright splash of color as users have been updating their profile pics with a rainbow overlay to advocate gay pride.

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