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.
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