The company has already established a News feed version that has been updated to , as well as Costa Rica, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, and Indonesia. But the latest developments show a growing effort, and are bringing in more than 80 countries. Facebook did not name the latest countries to participate in the test, but a spokesman confirmed that the company is showing News Feed changes for “fewer people” in each country. The spokesman added that countries with upcoming elections and those “at high risk for conflict” were not included in the polls.
Introducing international change could help Facebook learn more about how to reduce heat on its platform, which could be especially helpful when the company is accused of operating fostering a relationship. At the same time, the company has acknowledged that these changes may offend publishers. “Once we understand more about these tests, we will share changes in what we are learning and we will continue to make the right changes,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.
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