Facebook has indicated that it will use people in order to decide what content will be added to its News Tab. Facebook will rely on a small team of journalists to decide what content is appropriate for the News Tab. The platform will still use an algorithm to rank different stories, however, journalists can decide which stories should be highlighted on the platform. This means that people can work with the algorithm system in order to curate a better news section on the platform and also to address the limitations of only relying on either people or algorithms.
Facebook will be creating a job posting on August 20th to search for journalists to curate its news sections. The social network will launch its News Tab at some point near the end of 2019.
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