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Facebook Publishes Editorial Guidelines

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Facebook Publishes Editorial Guidelines

In light of the recent fall about how Facebook determines what stories to include in “Trending Topics,” the social media behemoth has released its editorial guidelines to the public.  Among other things the guidelines inform readers that Facebook editors rely on 10 media outlets to a determine the importance of a story.  Specifically, the guidelines read as follows: “We measure this by checking if it is leading at least five of the following 10 news websites: BBC News, CNN, Fox News, the Guardian, NBC News, the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Yahoo News or Yahoo.”

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