Facebook is testing a new section of the app specifically for local news and events

Facebook wants to make it easier for people to find local news from vetted sources.

The social network is testing a new section inside its app called “Today In,” a feed made up entirely of local news, events and announcements.

The test is running in just six cities for now: New Orleans, La.; Little Rock, Ark.; Billings, Mont.; Peoria, Ill.; Olympia, Wash.; and Binghamton, N.Y. Facebook users who self-identify as living in those areas will be able to visit the new section to see local information, like stories from local publishers or emergency updates from local authorities.

 

Read the whole story here-

https://www.recode.net/2018/1/10/16871480/facebook-local-news-section-journalism

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