Social media giant Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced this week that it will impose changes in the users’ news feed. The move is part of the changes that Facebook wants to improve amid the growing controversy over the role it played to the people.
With this Facebook users will seeing more status updates coming from their friends and their family. Obviously, the social media giant wants to see a meaningful social experience rather than passively scrolling updates on your timeline or perhaps watching videos.
Facebook shifts from toxic content to meaningful social interactions
In a public post on Thursday, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote that brands and media are crowding its social media platform.
“Recently we’ve gotten feedback from our community that public content – posts from businesses, brands and media – is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other,” Zuckerberg said.
The Facebook CEO said he wants more relevant content to have more meaningful interactions.
“I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions,” Zuckerberg added.
Also, he further anticipates that more than 2 billion Facebook users would eventually spend less time watching videos online.
“The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people, we care about, it can be good for our well-being,” Zuckerberg wrote.
“We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long-term measures of happiness and health. On the other hand, passively reading articles or watching videos – even if they’re entertaining or informative – may not be as good,” he said.
In the past, Zuckerberg’s company was dragged in several controversies for allowing fake contents flowing through Facebook.