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Facebook Says Its News Feed Changes Will Promote More Local News

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Facebook said Monday that changes it's making to its content-recommendation software will put more local news into users' feeds, CNBC reported.

"Today, we're updating News Feed to also prioritize local news so that you can see topics that have a direct impact on you and your community and discover what's happening in your local area," the company wrote in a post.

"This change is taking effect in the U.S., and we plan to expand to more countries this year," said the post, which was written by Alex Hardiman, head of news product at the company, and Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships.

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