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Facebook is committed to delivering local news to readers around the world. 

The social network announced in January that it would update its News Feed to prioritize local news. At the time, the update was only for U.S. users. Today, Facebook’s head of news product Alex Hardiman and head of news partnerships Campbell Brown announced in a blog post that the changes will roll out globally. 

The update will prioritize outlets that cover not only one city, but multiple nearby cities as well. “By expanding the scope of what may be considered local to people, we’re including other cities that people may care about and connecting people to local publishers from those cities,” the blog post reads.  Read more…

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