Facebook Testing Local News & Events Section in its App

The social media giant, Facebook keeps on launching new features for compete the tough market of social media apps. It seems that the photo sharing app want to help its users learn more about whats going on in society, that why  Facebook Testing Local News & Events Section in its App.

Facebook announced that it is testing a new section of its app which will be dedicated to events and news stories from local publishers and organizations.

Facebook Testing Local News & Events Section in its App

The social media company, Facebook is testing a new section, “Today In”. This section is being tested in five cities of America however the company plans to launch it globally once its gets approved in its test phase.

The section will be powered by a mix of machine learning software and human workers used to surface the local content. Facebook news partnership team will approve local news publishers after testing their authenticity.

This features is launched after the company has faced fake news issue. The social network has been trying to weed out misinformation and hoaxes on the news feed, and has tried using third-party fact checkers to curb the problem.

One will be able to see news in the “Today In” tab by clicking on the ☰ button on the bottom right corner of the app.

Also Read: Facebook to Launch Video Chat Device this Year

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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