Facebook has announced an update to users newsfeeds which aims to make posts and content from their friends and family more visible on their timelines.
“We want to make sure that our products are not just fun, but are good for people,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an interview.
“We need to refocus the system.” Some have, however, worried that only showing content from close friends and family may reinforce certain biases or thought bubbles that people operate within — by only showing posts or videos and that reflect the similar view their friends and families likely have, users may become more entrenched in their own beliefs.
Facebook, however, doesn’t seem quite so concerned with protecting the diversity of thought on their platform, their main aim is to make Facebook a more positive place.
David Ginsberg, the director of research at Facebook stated “When people are engaging with people they’re close to, it’s more meaningful, more fulfilling.