Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Facebook No Longer Personalizes Trending News Topics

According to this article, Facebook is no longer personalizing trending news topics. The social media giant has made a number of changes to how it handles its Trending topics feature that the company claims will give you a better overall experience...minus the fake news.

From now on, everyone in a given region will see the same topics. This is to make sure you "don't miss important topics" that wouldn't otherwise show up in your News Feed, Facebook says. And rather than base trends around activity for a specific article, it's looking at how many articles are discussing the same subject. You should see hot topics surface quicker, and encounter a "broader range" of news than you saw before.