Facebook to Promote More Local News Stories

Facebook to Push More Local News Stories Into Your News Feed

(CNN)- Facebook announced Monday it is beginning to prioritize local news stories on your news feed.

For now the change applies only to users in the United States, 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 media network site has also been testing a new section dedicated to local news and events.

The section, Today In, is currently available in six US cities.

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