In addition to the local news aggregator Today In, Facebook also said it will introduce local alerts and first responder pages from the government. These alerts are currently being tested by Facebook partners, which include more than 100 local governments and first response pages. These reminders will help the page communicate important time-sensitive information to nearby Facebook users.
Warnings will be visible in News Feed and Facebook's Today In. The social company said it is also testing the ability to pass time-sensitive information through notification tags. Nearly a year ago, Facebook was accused of inadvertently contributing to the spread of false news, after which the company decided to reposition and then provide users with high-quality local news.