“Facebook will test a reduction of political content in News Feed for some users”

It’s funny that Facebook is doing this during a time when there very few elections going on in Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, or the US.

Facebook is doing this just to show that it’s still good, and that people should continue to use it like they always have been.

For those who use Facebook for political content, after they find out they are going to see less of that content they will move onto another social media site.

As Facebook says in their official press release, “COVID-19 information from authoritative health organizations like the CDC and WHO, as well as national and regional health agencies and services from affected countries, will be exempt from these tests. Content from official government agencies and services will also be exempt.”

Facebook said also, “But we’re always trying to make News Feed better, and this means finding a new balance of the content people want to see.” Personally, I think the news feed should go back to the way it was. Showing the most recent content first as in my news feed I tend to see the same people over and over again.

If Facebook had done this back in January 2020 (or earlier) then some people would say Facebook is doing the right thing. Now Facebook is just doing it because they want to, or they are feeling pressure from others.

What do you think about this? Let me know by email, Twitter, or Mastodon.

Other or similar articles online about this:

Reducing Political Content in News Feed | Facebook News
Facebook to temporarily reduce political content for some users in few countries | Reuters
Facebook might cut down your news feed’s political content | CNET
Facebook Will Temporarily Reduce Visibility Of Political Content For Some Users | Forbes
What Facebook Gets Wrong About ‘The Social Dilemma’
Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook | Kev Quirk

This is post number 62 as part of 100 Days To Offload.


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