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Facebook to Reduce Political Content on Platform

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Facebook to Reduce Political Content on Platform

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Facebook is working toward reducing the amount of political content on the platform following feedback from its users, the company CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. “One of the top pieces of feedback we’re hearing from our community right now is that people don’t want politics and fighting to take over their experience on our services,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post. “We’re currently considering steps we could take to reduce the amount of political content in News Feed as well. We’re still working through exactly the best ways to do this.” He said that the platform would still allow people to join political groups such as grassroots movements and join discussions, for example, to speak out against injustice. But the platform will cease recommending civic and political groups for the long term—a policy they expect to expand globally. Facebook was one of the Silicon Valley companies that began engaging in …

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