Oct 5, 2017

Facebook tests News Feed transparency tool

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Noah Berger/AP

Facebook is testing a new feature designed to give people additional context on articles they see in News Feed, so that they can be better informed about the information they share, read and trust. Beginning Thursday, people will see a button next to articles in the News Feed which they can tap to receive additional context on the article without being directed to a separate page. The effort is an initiative of the Facebook Journalism Project.

Why it matters: It's the latest step Facebook is taking to stop false information and fake news from spreading on its platform. CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently asked for forgiveness for the ways his work "was used to divide people rather than bring us together."

Our thought bubble: Facebook says that the additional contextual information will be pulled from across Facebook and other sources, like information from the article publisher's Wikipedia entry. Wikipedia and Facebook are both crowdsourced platforms, so it will be interesting to see if those sources continue to pull the most accurate contextual news and information.

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Joe Biden places second in Nevada caucuses, ahead of Pete Buttigieg

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden a Nevada Caucus watch party in Las Vegas on Saturday. Photo: Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden secured second place in the Nevada Democratic caucuses with former Southbend Mayor Pete Buttigieg third, according to NBC News projections Sunday.

By the numbers: With almost 88% of precincts reporting, Biden has 20.9% of the Nevada votes and Buttigieg has 13.6%.

Flashback: Bernie Sanders wins Nevada caucuses

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Sanders reveals free childcare plan for preschoolers

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cengiz Yar/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday a new plan to guarantee free child care and pre-kindergarten to all American children from infancy to age four.

Details: In the wide-ranging interview, Sanders told Anderson Cooper he planned to pay for universal childcare with a wealth tax. "It's taxes on billionaires," he said.

Exclusive: Trump's "Deep State" hit list

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photos: WPA Pool/Getty Pool, Drew Angerer/Getty Staff

The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than a dozen sources familiar with the effort who spoke to Axios.

Driving the news: By the time President Trump instructed his 29-year-old former body man and new head of presidential personnel to rid his government of anti-Trump officials, he'd gathered reams of material to support his suspicions.