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"I'm changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions", Zuckerberg continued.

"As we roll this out, you'll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media", Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page.

"I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement will go down", the Zuck-master opined.

While Mr Zuckerberg described the move as being created to bring people closer together and foster more "meaningful social interactions", analysts noted that it comes amid criticism of the world's leading social network on various fronts.

It's easy to understand how we got here.

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The move is an attempt to make users more engaged with the site by having "more meaningful social interactions".

This update would be one of the most significant ones we have made. If Zuckerberg really wants to make Facebook a more hospitable place, he can start by shedding light on one of its most unsettling features.

Facebook and companies from Twitter to Apple have been confronting a mounting public backlash against technology and social media, as the public grapples with a constantly connected life in which they are exposed to fake or biased news, cyber bullying and even internet addiction.

Facebook's decision to refocus its news feed to show more posts from friendsand fewer posts from brands and publishers is a seismic shift with the potential to strike a major blow to publishers and businesses.

Consequently, the social network will slow less public content that users consume passively, so that it can more prominently display content from users' friends and family. But there are other big steps he could take to show us he's honest about fixing Facebook.

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And has calculated that for Mr Zuckerberg, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook, this translated into a personal hit of 3.3bn - a 4.4 per cent fall in his personal fortune. Sort of like back in April 2015, when Facebook said it would adjust its news feed to bury content from businesses below the stuff you'd probably rather see, such as posts from your friends.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is down a hefty 5.6% premarket with JPMorgan taking a dimmer view of what may be a sweeping set of changes to the social network's news feed.

The result? More stuff in your feed from mom, dad, and your close friends, and fewer whacky videos, news articles, and memes.

Numerous meaningful interactions taking place beneath Zuckerberg's post asked that more power be given to the user to decide what shows up in their feed, or to give users the option to only see the most recent posts.

He cited academic research indicating that interacting with loved ones is crucial to a person's wellbeing, while reading news articles or watching shared videos may not be.

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He added that people would be spending less time on Facebook and we feel good about it as that would make them rejoice and enjoy the little time they would spend on using or scrolling Facebook, which would eventually be good for the business. That means the experience has largely centered on passive consumption of content. "Good on Facebook - they are doing the right thing, long-term". The algorithm change will make it more hard to attract new audiences, however.

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