The New Paper

February 11, 2021

Facebook announces test related to political content

Facebook announced plans to test reducing political content shown in people’s news feeds. The test will initially be launched in Canada, Brazil, and Indonesia (this week), followed by the US in the coming weeks. The announcement comes as social media and technology platforms face intense scrutiny over the content shared on their platforms and their content moderation practices.

Extra: Here’s a deep dive into the content that people see in their Facebook feeds, which found that political content accounts for ~6% of what people see on the platform.
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