In the days after the November 3 U.S. election, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg approved urgent changes to the social network’s algorithm to get people’s news online Authoritative news is highlighted in the feed < / P > < p > Facebook is reported to have increased the weight of its internal ranking assigned to publishers, known as the “news ecosystem quality” (or n.e.q.) score. It is reported that this has led to a surge in the popularity of mainstream publishers such as CNN, the New York Times and NPR, while reducing the visibility of websites such as Breitbart and occupancy democracts. < / P > < p > at an employee meeting a week after the election, some Facebook employees asked if the “better news feed” could be retained, according to the New York Times. Facebook said any changes made due to the sensitivity of the US election are temporary. < / P > < p > “there are many variables in every product decision we make to create the best experience for people.” Facebook spokesman Joe Osborne said in an email statement that the New York Times report portrayed a “narrow impression” of the social network’s decision-making process. After the US presidential election, the Internet is full of false information. On social media, US President trump repeatedly lied that election results had been “stolen,” prompting twitter to post warning labels on multiple posts. In addition, unfounded “election” fraud claims from various sources have appeared on Facebook, twitter and Youtube. < / P > < p > in addition to the reported algorithmic changes, Facebook has also taken a number of public measures to crack down on erroneous information surrounding the election, including closing down large groups that push false election fraud, restricting political advertising, and guiding people to obtain election information from authoritative sources. Facebook is reported to have some tools in place to help quell any post election unrest in the United States. Google said the proposed media negotiation rules would put its free services in Australia at “risk”