Facebook To Stop Pushing Political Content To Users

CNN Business reports:

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is considering steps it can take to reduce the amount of political content in the News Feed. “One of the top pieces of feedback that we’re hearing from our community right now is that people don’t want politics and fighting to take over their experience on our services,” Zuckerberg said.

Ahead of the US presidential election, Facebook stopped recommending civic and political groups to its users. Now, it plans to keep them out of recommendations for the long term globally, Zuckerberg said.

Facebook also continues to grapple with the spread of harmful content on its platform. Posts promoting violence during inauguration week circulated on Facebook despite its crackdown since the January 6 Capitol riots, a tech watchdog group found.