Facebook has on Tuesday announced its move to limit political posts on news feed.
Facebook’s “news feed” will feed less news to its users under a plan to de-emphasise content considered too political or too current.
The company confirmed in a blog post it would expand its trial to scale back breaking news and political content in and beyond the United States after receiving “positive feedback” on the changes.
In Nigeria, Facebook deleted a controversial statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari which sparked anger among Nigerians.
Buhari had said he was going to treat those attacking government infrastructure ( INEC office was burnt in Enugu), in the language they understood.)
Many people interpreted this to mean war experience.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey deleted Buharis video tweet which was said to have violated Twitter’s code of conduct.
Buhari in response banned twitter use in Nigeria, despite being the primary source of governmental communication.
Mark Zuckerberg says: Facebook’s “news feed” will feed less news to its users under a plan to de-emphasise content considered too political or too current.”
Facebook seeks to expand its trial to scale back breaking news and political content in and beyond the United States after receiving “positive feedback” on the changes.
Facebook had earlier in February announced blocking Australians from viewing and sharing news on its platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism.
Australian publishers can continue to publish news content on Facebook, but links and posts can’t be viewed or shared by Australian audiences, the U.S.-based company said in a statement.
Australian users cannot share content from domestic or international news sources while international users outside Australia cannot share news from Australian sources.