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Local news on Facebook

News on Facebook, it was in then it was out and now it seems that local news is back in. Good news for the Hyperlocal community?

In the last hour, Mark Zuckerberg has said that there are more changes to your news feed coming.

Having said previously that news from organisations won't be as prominent in your feed, it seems there has been a change of heart.

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Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, 29 January 2018
Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook announcement

Now it seems that local news will be heading back to your feeds, in the near future, America first(!), with other countries to follow later in the year. Unless he changes his mind again of course.

I wonder how these local news organisations will be selected, from the pool of big news orgs that have a category for news in individual areas or news orgs actually based in the area?