New Facebook Algorithm Makes News Orgs Nervous

Facebook has become one of the world’s biggest sources of news, and news outlets have come to rely on them for eyeballs. Now Facebook is going to change its algorithm so that users’ news feed will focus on content posted by friends and family, and the news business is not happy about it. In other Facebook news, a representative for the social media giant told a reporter that the company uses users’ phone location to recommend new friends. The spokesperson quickly retracted the statement, but users are still skeptical.