It’s no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem. Critics have accused the social network of allowing false and hoax news stories to run rampant, with some suggesting that Facebook contributed to Donald Trump’s election by letting hyper-partisan websites spread false and misleading information. Mark Zuckerberg has…
Throughout this year’s presidential campaign, journalists have focused, correctly, on the power of Facebook to shape, distort, and ultimately control the news and information that inform and educate voters. They’ve written dozens of stories about the proliferating number of anonymous, low-rent websites that publish…
You can’t complain about Facebook News Feed serving you up stuff you’re not interested in if you haven’t taken the time to customize all of the options and tweaks available. There are more than you might think. From prioritizing the friends you like the most to controlling the sponsored links you see, here’s how to…
Facebook’s most recent update gives us more control over what shows up in News Feed, which means we all just got a terrific way to maintain unhealthily close tabs on friends, crushes, enemies, and racist acquaintances.
Facebook's Newsfeed is a broken mess. It's meant to be a personalized news ticker, but it can look like a relentless stream of Ice Bucket Challenges and dog photos. Facebook has already tried to banish clickbait and hoaxes, yet many Newsfeeds are heavy on the meaningless filler and viral froth. To fix its flagship…
Your Facebook News Feed is, more often than not, full of fetid, steaming, click-projectile-vomiting garbage. And Facebook wants to change that! Its latest attempt at weaning out undesirables? Calling out dumb, viral hoaxes.
Facebook's rolling out a handy little update that lets manage your News Feed better. It lets you see what pages or people you're seeing the most of in your News Feed, and banish the ones you don't like. Goodbye forever, Stupid Blog I Hate.
Facebook just announced its latest plan to fix Newsfeed, promising to show more timely content. Out with the old, in with the relevant and new.
We know that our Facebook news feeds go through a complicated filtering process, affected both by Facebook's internal algorithms and our own efforts to hide or show particular friends. However, not all third-party apps are so complex, and Skype will pull in your Facebook news feed pretty much as it's published.
Remember the days when Facebook was simple? There was no News Feed, no FarmVille requests, no massive privacy violations—it was a nice, clean directory of all your friends and their basic information. Well, thanks to a developer from Hamburg, you can finally have that Facebook back.
Today, Facebook introduced its brand new, real-time gift to newshounds everywhere. Feast your eyes on FB Newswire, an aggregated feed of only the latest and greatest breaking news stories out there. In other words, Facebook just made its own Twitter—and then gave it a lobotomy.
Last year Facebook debuted a nice redesign that featured big, beautiful pictures, seen above. But Facebook never rolled it out. Why? Because most people have crappy old computers.
Facebook has an awful lot of noise, especially if you're "friends" with people you don't really care about. If you want to clean up your News Feed, Facebook actually has a handy tool to help you do just that.
At an event at its headquarters, Facebook explained how exactly stories are ranked in your news feed. It also showed off new changes that are coming, which are designed to help you discover older content in your feed.
Facebook showed us its new News Feed yesterday. It's as pretty as anyone could have hoped, and a wonderful update to the design. But lost in the big images and new feeds was a pretty major change that actually started weeks ago: The first thing you look at on Facebook's page has moved.
Facebook just showed of its vision for the future of your news feed, and we have to say it's beautiful. Facebook will start rolling it out to users today; if you want to get on the waiting list for an early look, the sign-up page is here.
The last time Zuck overhauled the website you check all day every day was two years ago. Two! You've probably changed a decent amount since then, but Facebook hasn't in a way that's done anything but make us cringe—until today. Enter the clutter killer. Here's how you'll be stalking the universe now.
We knew Facebook was going to overhaul the News Feed this Thursday. Now we may have an idea what that means. According to TechCrunch, Facebook plans to introduce new ways to filter the News Feed. Meaning there'll be a Photos feed for pictures, a Music Feed for what friends are listening to and more.