Facebook to Promote More Local News Stories

FACEBOOK TO PUSH MORE LOCAL NEWS STORIES INTO YOUR NEWS FEED

(CNN) – The news you see on Facebook may soon hit closer to home.

Facebook announced Monday it is beginning to prioritize local news stories in news feed.

The change applies only to U.S users right now, but the company has plans to add more countries later in the year.

Facebook isn’t necessarily defining local news by the size of the publication.

The company blog post says it will be defined by the concentration of readers of that publication in a certain area.

The social network has also been testing a new section dedicated to local news and events.

The section called ‘Today In’ is currently available in six U.S. cities.

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