Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook engineers to tweak its algorithm to throttle traffic to certain news websites, according to report

Facebook altered its algorithm to prevent articles from certain news websites from appearing on its newsfeed, a new report states.

According to the Wall Street Journal, CEO Mark Zuckerberg approved the changes that would result in the websites receiving a cut in traffic and views three years ago.

The move came after the social media giant originally announced in 2017 that it would be rejigging its newsfeed to minimize the presence of political news and focus instead on posts from friends and family.


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