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.

Related News:



Most liked

Nvidia Says Software Not Affected By Intel Chip Flaw
While Nvidia said its GPUs are not flawed, it was updating its drivers because they interact with potentially vulnerable CPUs. NVIDIA's own security bulletin also says: "We believe our GPU hardware is immune to the reported security issue".

Logan Paul's Original Projects With YouTube Put on Hold Following Controversy
YouTube have also announced that it will not be moving forward with a planned YouTube Red movie that Paul was supposed to star in. He has not posted since his apology video last week , and stated that he would be taking a break following the controversy.

LG G7 will rock Snapdragon 845, dual front-facing cameras
The company has apparently confirmed to have agreed to launch the handset with three mobile communications services in April. The report has further claimed that the G7 won't be unveiled at the MWC 2018, which is slated to take place in February.

HBO defends The Deuce actor James Franco after sexual harassment allegations
She took the tweet down; I don't know. "I do it whenever I know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed". Four of the women were students that Franco coached, while one said he was her "mentor". "It was so shocking".

Barcelona completes the signing of Yerry Mina
Mina was a key part for Palmeiras when they won the Brazilian league in 2016 and was runner-up a year ago . For less than €20m, Barcelona are signing the most exciting defender in South America.

Sales rise for food wholesaler Booker
In the core United Kingdom market, Tesco's like-for-like sales increased by 1.9% during the Christmas period, the company said. However, it did not give a breakdown of like-for-like sales, again ignoring an industry benchmark used by its peers.

Trevor Noah explains why Oprah is the best opponent for Trump
And if the Golden Globes are any predictor of what will happen in the next two years, expect to get real exhausted real fast by talk of President Oprah .

Senator releases text of interview with Fusion GPS official
Simpson's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in August contradicted those claims. In a statement, Fusion GPS commended Feinstein "for her courage" in releasing the document.

Princess Charlotte has a hidden talent already!
As Princess Charlotte begins nursery school this week, People got the first insight on the two-year-old's character and talents. In photos released by Kensington Palace on Monday, the 2-year-old definitely doesn't seem to have any first-day jitters.

Prepaid Plans Now Give More Data And Longer Validity
This is one of the best implementation from Airtel this year, and this move will undoubtedly match it up with Reliance Jio . However, Jio's initial price advantage was challenged by incumbent competitors like Airtel , which matched its offers.

Report Of Shots Fired Near CSUSB Campus
The university sent out a tweet notifying students that shots had been fired near the Visual Arts Building and parking structure. Classrooms at the Cal State University San Bernardino are on lockdown following reports of a shooting in the campus.

Will Bettors Cash Over in Blazers vs. Rockets Game? NBA Predictions 1/10/18
The Rockets narrowly defeated the Blazers 124-117 back on December 9, after trailing by 14 at the start of the fourth quarter. Already up seven points with the clock winding down, Paul drove through the lane and made a layup.

Another major security flaw found in macOS High Sierra
Thankfully Apple was quick in issuing an update that fixed the problem, but now it appears that a new password bug has appeared. The login prompt simply accepts the incorrect password and unlocks , as long as you are still logged in as a local admin.

State Department increases travel risk for states in Mexico
Mexico as a whole has a level 2 rating, meaning Americans should "exercise increased caution" because of concerns about crime. There was a fall in tourism in the states listed under level four category in the advisory, even before it was released.

State senator denies allegations of forcibly kissing staffer
Krueger said she did not initially ask which senator was involved, to avoid any potential bias, she said she immediately found Ms. Vladimer was looking for "a way to help other young women know that they could say no and not feel shame".