The social media giant Facebook has begun implementing changes to users' news feeds that prioritize posts from friends and family over those from news organizations and businesses. The Menlo Park-based company says its new algorithm, which also elevates posts that generate the most engagement, will give users a more positive experience. But media companies, nonprofits and businesses that rely on Facebook to distribute information worry they'll lose their audiences. We discuss what the changes will mean for users and publishers.
Q. If news stories disappeared from your Facebook News Feed, would you miss them?
(We're discussing changes to what you see on FB on @KQEDForum 88.5 FM from 9 am.)
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