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Facebook News Won’t Fix the News

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about the new Facebook News feature at the Paley Center for Media on October 25, 2019.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about the new Facebook News feature at the Paley Center for Media on October 25, 2019. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty

FFacebook’s news feed upended the news industry, mostly by accident. Originally designed to connect friends, it turned out to be a potent forum for sharing information, including articles and memes about politics, science, and other newsworthy topics.

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