'Just use cat videos': New York Times boss wants Facebook to cut out news

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Mark Thompson says site’s attempts to rank news outlets sounds like ‘controlled society’

Facebook should consider completely removing news from users’ feeds unless it can find a way to avoid low-quality stories clogging up the site, the chief executive of the New York Times has said.

Mark Thompson said he was “terrified” by Facebook’s attempts to use , warning that “a machine entirely behind closed doors is going to rank the world’s news sources” and that publications would be ranked at the top only for as long as they remained “in the good books of Facebook”.

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