Everyone's favorite social media is changing its focus. Facebook plans to prioritize posts from local news sources in the news feeds of people who live in the communities.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg posted a statement saying “Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities and affect our lives... People who know what’s happening around them are more likely to get involved and help make a difference... Local news helps build community-- both on and offline.”
A series of updates will show more high quality and trusted news stories. These changes will happen over the next several days.