Facebook’s upcoming news feed change will mean less actual news in the feed — but the social media giant wants to make sure that the news that does make your feed is from trustworthy sources.
After CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined changes to identify trustworthy news sources last week, on Tuesday, January 23, the release of a two-question survey showed just how that verification will look.
The released survey also comes with the news that the platform has acquired Confirm.io, a company that verifies IDs for businesses along with working in biometrics.
Rather than asking outside experts or leaving the decisions up to Facebook, the social media platform is asking users which news sources are trustworthy, effectively crowdsourcing to get a general feel for how reliable a website is.
After sharing the plans last week, BuzzFeed acquired a copy of the user survey on Tuesday, January 23, which Facebook has confirmed as the version they will be giving to users.
The survey first asks users if they recognize a website.