Facebook Will Begin To Limit Political Posts
Facebook released a statement, in which the social media giant says it will begin to limit political content from appearing on news feeds.
The temporary reduction of political posts will start in Canada, Brazil as well as Indonesia later this week. The United States should see a limit in political postings sometime over the next month according to WILX.
CEO, Mark Zuckerberg hopes to limit the amount of digital political debates after the deadly riot at the US Capitol last month.
Health organizations, as well as government agencies, will be exempt from these changes.
“During these initial tests we’ll explore a variety of ways to rank political content in people’s feeds using different signals, and then decide on the approaches we’ll use going forward,” the statement read. “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.”
Content directly from government agencies and health organizations will be exempt from the changes