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Facebook appears to have succeeded in giving Fox News even more influence.

While most large digital publishers have done fine in the wake of Facebook’s January 12 news feed change, Fox News’ total interactions have soared, increasing at a significantly higher rate than any other comparably sized outlet.

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(published in June 29)

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“[W]e will demote posts that go against one of our key News Feed values — authenticity,” explained Facebook in a December blog post on coming changes. “Similar to our other recent efforts to demote clickbait headlines and links to low-quality web page experiences, we want to reduce the spread of content that is spammy, sensational, or misleading in order to promote more meaningful and authentic conversations on Facebook.” Zuckerberg echoed the same tone less than a month later when he announced Facebook’s blanket de-prioritization of posts from news publishers. “Now, I want to be clear: by making these changes, I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement will go down,” he wrote in a post. “But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable.”


(published in April 27)