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Facebook will be making major changes in a bid to make the user experience more "meaningful", founder Mark Zuckerberg has said.

Axar.az reports citing Mirror.

In a lengthy post last night, Zuckerberg claimed that the Facebook News Feed had become "crowded out" by posts from "businesses, brands and media".

He believes this has caused the social network to lose sight of its core goal of bringing users "closer together with the people that matter".

It comes as Facebook faces mounting criticism for its role in serious social and political problems such as cyber-bullying and fake news.

In response, Zuckerberg said he wants using Facebook to be good for users' "well-being".

He wrote: "Since there's more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what's in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do - help us connect with each other."

The changes mean that public posts from publishers such as news organisations are likely to feature less in News Feeds, it is believed.

Instead, it will favour personal interactions with friends and family.

Zuckerberg conceded that he thinks it will mean people spend less time on Facebook.

"But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable," he wrote

Facebook will be making major changes in a bid to make the user experience more "meaningful", founder Mark Zuckerberg has said.

In a lengthy post last night, Zuckerberg claimed that the Facebook News Feed had become "crowded out" by posts from "businesses, brands and media".

He believes this has caused the social network to lose sight of its core goal of bringing users "closer together with the people that matter".

It comes as Facebook faces mounting criticism for its role in serious social and political problems such as cyber-bullying and fake news.

In response, Zuckerberg said he wants using Facebook to be good for users' "well-being".

He wrote: "Since there's more public content than posts from your friends and family, the balance of what's in News Feed has shifted away from the most important thing Facebook can do - help us connect with each other."

The changes mean that public posts from publishers such as news organisations are likely to feature less in News Feeds, it is believed.

Instead, it will favour personal interactions with friends and family.

Zuckerberg conceded that he thinks it will mean people spend less time on Facebook.

"But I also expect the time you do spend on Facebook will be more valuable," he wrote

"And if we do the right thing, I believe that will be good for our community and our business over the long term too."

Facebook was founded in 2004 and now claims to have more than 2billion monthly users, almost a third of the world's population.

Founder Zuckerberg is worth an estimated $74billion and is the fifth richest person in the world.

Date
2018.01.12 / 09:44
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Aida Tinayeva
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