Facebook has been under pressure to combat the huge amount of misleading and fake news being spread through its social network. While, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been denying that Facebook needs to do anything; it would appear that there have been plans to alter the way news is published.
Sources have told the Business Insider that Facebook has approached media companies to create a curated newsfeed; much like the one that has served Snapchat so well. This would revamp how news and stories are shared with people. It would also mean that Facebook is looking into getting rid of its awful news algorithm that has had trouble differentiating between real and fake news.
No timeline has been given for the deployment of the Facebook Collections, but it is assumed that the parties are still working out details. The source was not clear on how whether advertising revenue would be involved in the curation of the stories.
While Facebook has not commented on the report, it is comforting to see that the company is at least willing to look at alternatives to its current methods for curatin news. This change may not necessarily be the solution that everyone wants from Facebook, but at least something is happening.
[Source: Business Insider]