How Facebook's algorithm devalues local repo…

Facebook, whether you like it or not, is one of the most important sources for news. Thirty-six percent of adults in the United States "say they regularly get news from Facebook," according to a survey by Pew Research last September. Facebook, of course, doesn't produce any news. It distributes news from other sources through its newsfeed. What sources show up in the Facebook newsfeed has a big impact on what millions of Americans know about the country and the world.

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