Facebook has launched a local news aggregator called "Today In" that will provide alerts from relevant (it does not explain this) government pages and the local community. Right now, it is available in over 400 cities in the United States and has been launched for a test in its first overseas spot, Australia. Facebook has also started testing Today In in communities located in places that have a low supply of local news and community information by supplementing with relevant content from surrounding areas. At this stage, Facebook does not specify where it would be sourcing this information from. Facebook users can use this interactive map to see if Today In is available in their city. Today In is available in a separate section within the Facebook app which includes features such as news links and their previews, top headlines, current discussions and crime reports among others. Facebook started testing Today In in January this year in six cities. It later expanded to 25 cities and now is in 400, after it found in survey that over 50 percent respondents wanted to see more local news in their feed. Today In is a part of Facebook's Journalism Project initiative. The company launched this initiative shortly after the 2016 US presidential elections when the spread of fake news on Facebook was attributed as one of the reasons for the current US President Donald Trump's victory. In its announcement earlier, Facebook said that its goal is to show high quality news that's broadly trusted, informative and relevant. Main features…
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