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How to keep seeing VTDigger on Facebook

How to keep seeing VTDigger on Facebook How to keep seeing VTDigger on Facebook
Nellie Chapman | 26 January, 2018, 02:35

The social network said Thursday that it's overhauling the news feed prioritize posts from family and friends, as opposed to ones from brands and publishers.

Experts have flagged warnings about how the survey could potentially worsen the fake news problem for Facebook.

Click on the menu icon (down arrow) in the upper right-hand corner of the Facebook home page.

Tap the "Following" icon on the upper left side of the screen.

"As part of our ongoing quality surveys, we will now ask people whether they're familiar with a news source and, if so, whether they trust that source", he posted.

If you're presented with a quality survey from Facebook, let them know that you consider VTDigger a known, trusted news source.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Buzzfeed this as the only version of the survey in use.

Do you recognize the following websites? Thereafter users will be asked to what extent they trust each of the presented domains on a sliding scale from "entirely", through "a lot", "somewhat" and "barely" to "not at all".

It turns out, the survey is one of the fake-news fighting efforts that Facebook is trying to implement.

"I've filled more robust surveys at fast food restaurants", tweeted Rani Molla of Recode.

He said publishers' "trust scores" would not affect most publishers, but only those about which Facebook had enough information. But he did agree to the fact that a better more detailed explanation was needed.

"I understand that some people may balk at how simple a survey is, but complicated surveys can be confusing and bias signal, and meaningful patterns can emerge from broad surveys", he tweeted.