Facebook's long-awaited move to weed out "untrustworthy" sources from its news feed has arrived, in the form of a dinky survey spanning a mere two questions.
There was another change that CEO Mark Zuckerberg highlighted in a post last week. While many opt to read our stories on our home page or from our email newsletters, we want to continue to make our news available on Facebook for those who prefer it.
The media site said last week it was changing the way it showed articles from publishers, by prioritising sources that surveyed users in the USA ranked as trustworthy. And rather than taking the help of some expert or AI-powered system, Facebook would go the old-school way and conduct public surveys.
If you're presented with a quality survey from Facebook, let them know that you consider VTDigger a known, trusted news source. Thereafter users will be asked to what extent they trust each of the presented domains on a sliding scale from "entirely", through "a lot", "somewhat" and "barely" to "not at all".
Use the instructions below to prioritize VTDigger posts in your News Feed.
For more information vist Facebook here. In a similar effort, Facebook has started taking a two-question survey with interested participants to gauge their trust in publications.
"I understand that some people may balk at how simple a survey is, but complicated surveys can be confusing and bias signal, and meaningful patterns can emerge from broad surveys", he tweeted.
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