For the past month, Facebook has been open about how it is messing with its secret formula to create a better environment for people—one that is less harmful to people’s psyches.
On Wednesday, Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg shed new light on how changes to its News Feed are impacting the time people spend with the social network, and what they think that means for its future.
Facebook says it will show fewer posts from untrustworthy news sources and low-quality viral videos, emphasizing instead posts from family and friends to encourage more “meaningful” interactions. We “can improve people’s lives by doing that,” Zuckerberg said during a call with Wall Street analysts after releasing quarterly results on Wednesday. “So we’re absolutely going to go do that.”