It's understood this will be in addition to local news that already appears in Facebook's News Feed and on publishers' pages. A long-standing argument has been that it's Facebook's site, they can do what they want, which is totally true.
Facebook's news partnership team will check the relevance of the news that goes on the feed.
The social networking behemoth is reportedly using artificial intelligence to cull content for the new section.
Facebook and its social media competitors have been inundated by criticism that their products reinforce users' views on social and political issues and lead to addictive viewing habits, raising questions about possible regulation and the businesses' long-term viability.
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After the 2016 election, for instance, Zuckerberg initially shrugged off qualms about Facebook's effect on the outcome, even as outsiders pointed to the proliferation of fake news stories on the site that had attacked Hillary Clinton. This should help assuage some of the "fake news" concerns that have plagued Facebook over the past year or more.
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.
"People will actually spend less time on Facebook, but we feel good about that because it will make the time they do spend more valuable, and be good for our business in the end".
"This update is more about amplifying the things people value".
On Thursday, he said numerous discussions about Facebook's responsibilities had prompted the company "to get a better handle on some of the negative things that could happen in the system".
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Facebook and other researchers have particularly homed in on passive content.
Now the Facebook CEO is kicking off the effort with a move he says is meant to boost the well-being of users, possibly at the expense of the well-being of publishers and other businesses.
"As we roll this out, you'll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media", he stated.
Reading local headlines and finding a band playing a show later sounds like a downright heartening shift in focus from watching Facebook's vast tangle of digital citizens emote endlessly into their algorithmically curated voids.
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"There should be public debate about the values they're applying to that algorithm", he said.