With 'Today In', Facebook wants to be your new local news reporter

Facebook's new feature'Today In to provide feeds on local events announcements news

The social media company, Facebook is testing a new section, "Today In".

Facebook announced that it is testing a new section of its app which will be dedicated to events and news stories from local publishers and organizations. The test is now live for a new section called "Today In" in six USA cities, CNET reported on Thursday. The users will get to go through local news on their go. Local news publishers who will be appearing there will be verified and approved by the company's News Partnerships team, which is being led by former NBC news anchor Campbell Brown, according to a company spokesperson.

Facebook's News Partnerships team is leading the experiment, using both human curation and machine learning to fuel the content found in the "Today In" section.

Occasionally, "Today in" news will find itself popping up in your News Feed, but more commonly, "Today In" will be tucked away in the "More" section of the app, which is slightly disappointing.

The most widely used social network, Facebook is testing a new feature in its platform.

While it's slightly ironic Facebook, the company notorious for being embroiled in the fake news scandal, might be local news' saviour, the social media giant has done a lot to regain the trust of the public.

Facebook has also tested and launched a handful of other news-related features this year as part of the effort, which includes a breaking news label for publishers and a label identifying stories disputed by outside fact-checkers.

When available, the feature can be accessed by tapping the menu (☰) then then tapping on 'Today in, ' a Facebook representative said.

The Facebook Journalism Project was launched a year ago today, shortly after the United States presidential election, and it has already accomplished quite a lot.

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