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Google intros FB-like newsfeed

Google announced that it is coming out with a new newsfeed experience for users of its Google application on Android and iOS. 

Google announced that it is coming out with a new newsfeed experience for users of its Google application on Android and iOS. 

The service uses Google’s machine learning algorithms to anticipate what information a user would like to receive – e.g. news, videos, music and feature stories. But – according to a company blog post, a user’s feed “will not only be based on your interactions with Google, but also factor in what’s trending in your area and around the world. The more you use Google, the better your feed will be.”

To avoid the “echo chamber”, the feed will also provide information from diverse perspectives since “news stories may have multiple viewpoints from a variety of sources, as well as other related information and articles.” Also, when available, users may be able to fact check and see other relevant information to help get a more holistic understanding about the topics in the feed.

Already launched in the US, the service will have an international rollout in the coming weeks.

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