The move to highlight posts that Facebook considers "meaningful" and reduce the emphasis on others could shrink the social media giant's role as a major news source for many people. He wrote: "As we roll this out, you'll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media".
While Zuckerberg described the move as being created to bring people closer together and foster more "meaningful social interactions", analysts noted that it comes amid criticism of the world's leading social network on various fronts.
Shares of Facebook slid more than 5 per cent to $177.31 in premarket trading Friday after the change was unveiled.
However, the group added, "more detail is needed and we would strongly urge Facebook to be more open and accountable to advertisers and the public in its assessment of the current position and in its reporting of the impact of any measures it takes".
Furthermore, the changes won't stop the spread of bogus news. "We will also be looking for any signs that the weighting of news sites is politically motivated". With the latest change, Facebook's algorithm will prioritise posts that spark back-and-forth discussion or inspire people to share and react. "Traffic to news media's websites via Facebook will likely fall", he said.
That's because even if people read such content on Facebook, they don't necessarily comment or interact with it in other ways. It wants to increase that to more than a billion by 2022.
In a note earlier this week, Wieser reported Nielsen data showing that in September - the most recent month for which this data is available - core Facebook consumption failed to grow year-over-year for a second consecutive month.
Facebook co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg has said that bringing people together and strengthening communities in the real world are priorities. In that case, you'll see more photos of your friends' dogs or cats or the status update that your friends have liked, regardless of how amusing, interesting they are.
"There will be less opportunity to expose Facebook users to brands", Cakmak said. Facebook says its research shows that users are exposed to more divergent views on its platform than they would be otherwise. In Groups, people often interact around public content. We all did that, giving news outlets a "like" because we wanted them included in that mix.
"They're definitely going to be required to buy an ad", Schiffer said.
"Maybe there is less opportunity to be viewed with the prioritization changes, or if we try to talk to everybody on Facebook, it might be harder to come by", she said.
How do Facebook's planned news feed changes affect me? That means the experience has largely centered on passive consumption of content.
In other words, Facebook wants its products to be fun and useful for its users. Monopoly expert Achim Wambach of the Center for European Economic Research said monopoly requires a "bottleneck" of companies around a particular firm to get access they need.
What types of Page posts will show higher in News Feed? Mark Zuckerberg said that the changes prioritize posts that their family and friends shared and commented on.
Numerous meaningful interactions taking place beneath Zuckerberg's post asked that more power be given to the user to decide what shows up in their feed, or to give users the option to only see the most recent posts.
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