Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg believes he is the one to "cleanse" the internet of anything he deems to be offensive, politically incorrect, an attack or something vulgar (but he has his own standards in which he allows things that are just that against others). While many people do not use social media platforms like Facebook for a variety of reasons, mostly privacy, the fact is that millions of people do use it for business, keeping up with loved ones, meeting people and news.
So, Zuckerberg has decided to tighten the noose, if you will, on newsfeed.
Take a look at an excerpt of a message posted by Zuckerberg as he talks about his emphasis on promoting "trusted" news sources in order to protect against "sensationalism, misinformation and polarization."
There's too much sensationalism, misinformation and polarization in the world today. Social media enables people to spread information faster than ever before, and if we don't specifically tackle these problems, then we end up amplifying them. That's why it's important that News Feed promotes high quality news that helps build a sense of common ground.
The hard question we've struggled with is how to decide what news sources are broadly trusted in a world with so much division. We could try to make that decision ourselves, but that's not something we're comfortable with. We considered asking outside experts, which would take the decision out of our hands but would likely not solve the objectivity problem. Or we could ask you — the community — and have your feedback determine the ranking.
We decided that having the community determine which sources are broadly trusted would be most objective.