On Prioritizing Content: The Facebook Disconnect

Facebook Prioritizes Content
Ted Rall
Written by Ted Rall

Facebook has announced it will prioritize content from your friends “higher up in the News Feed.” Higher than branded and paid content. Wait. Didn’t it ALWAYS do this?

aNewDomain — Facebook has announced it will prioritize content from your friends. “Content posted by the friends you care about” will be “higher up in the News Feed,” says the social media monolith. Something is wrong with this picture.
Facebook Prioritizes Content
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