In ongoing battle against fake news, Facebook decides to get local

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As Facebook continues to battle the scourge of “fake news,” it’s trying out a new feature that it hopes will connect users with local news, events, and announcements called “Today In.”

The new feature will push local content from publishers approved by the company’s News Partnership team, according to Recode. The feature is available on mobile in just six cities so far: New Orleans, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas; Billings, Montana; Peoria, Illinois; Olympia, Washington; Binghamton, New York. ;

By clicking the menu button and selecting “Today in,” users who identify themselves as living in those six cities will see a selection of content. According to a Facebook spokesperson, “Today In” is intended as a place on Facebook where users can find news from vetted local news sources, community events, and even alerts from local authorities. Read more…

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