Wednesday's HOT MIC
This went mostly unnoticed when Facebook announced it on March 5:
Getting clear signal on what stories are breaking news can help. We’ve been running a test in the US that lets a small group of local and national publishers identify and label breaking news. Starting this week, we will expand the test so that more than 50 additional publishers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australia will be able to label their stories as breaking news on Facebook. If the expansion is successful, we may add more publishers.
Facebook won't release the names of 50 favored publishers, but based on what we know about conservative news publishers taking a hit with the recent algorithm change, we can all guess the sites that have NOT been invited to the breaking news party.