Facebook has announced a new feature called "Why do I see this post?" That allows you to see information about why a specific publication has appeared in your news service from the Facebook application. The new option was announced on Sunday and is an expansion of an existing feature that Facebook already provides for ads. In addition to seeing why a publication has appeared, it will also give you control over how often you will see similar publications in the future.
You can access the new option using the drop-down menu at the top right of the publication. Once it is open, you will be shown the Facebook logic by which you thought you might want to see a publication. This could include the number of times you have interacted with the author of the publication in the past, the types of publications with which you tend to interact (such as photos or videos) and the general popularity of the publication itself.
In addition to explaining why your News News shows you a certain publication, the new feature will also give you shortcuts to the tools that control whether to see publications like this again in the future. These include the View First and Stop following options, as well as the links to your News Preferences.
The existing service "Why do I see this ad?" The feature is also being updated as part of the changes. Facebook already gives you basic information about how your ads have been directed towards you, for example, informing you that an advertiser has chosen to target people of your age and gender. Now you will see additional details, such as if the advertiser has uploaded a mailing list with your email address.
For a long time we have argued that the Facebook news service should begin to explain itself if the service ever regains the trust of its users, and these new options are an important step in that direction. However, it does not solve the most fundamental problems with the service, such as the "filter bubble", the idea that the personalization tools of companies such as Facebook and Google have isolated us from the opposite points of view, only explains how it was created .  The changes are being implemented as of this week and are expected to be available to all users by mid-May.