On The Listening Post this week: Will Facebook’s news feed reforms deal with hate speech, fake news and the need for moderation? Plus, a uniquely South Korean media phenomenon: “Defector TV”.
Less news in the news feed: Behind the Facebook reform
Having transformed the way billions of people consume and share news stories online, Facebook has announced it is taking a big chunk of the news out of its news feed and, in doing so, retreating from a crucial part of its business.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s doing right by the people who matter most to him, his users, but many in the media are not buying it.
So what will the social media giant’s new policy mean for news organisations and news consumers?