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Facebook's feed is run by Facebook

Facebook had made a small but devastating change. Posts made by "pages" -- including those of organizations like mine -- had been removed from the regular News Feed, the default screen users see when they log on to the social media site. They were now segregated into a separate section called Explore Feed that users have to select before they can see our stories. (Unsurprisingly, this didn't apply to paid posts.)

It wasn't just in Serbia that Facebook decided to try this experiment with keeping pages off the News Feed. Other small countries that seldom appear in Western headlines -- Guatemala, Slovakia, Bolivia and Cambodia -- were also chosen by Facebook for the trial.

-- Hey, Mark Zuckerberg: My Democracy Isn't Your Laboratory. Stevan Dojcinovic (@stevanoccrp) editor in chief of KRIK.


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