As part of its ongoing push to build relationships with local publishers, Facebook is testing products that can help people better connect with local news, reports Poynter, which added that the tests, part of the Facebook Journalism Project, have just begun, but are aimed at helping people discover and engage with news outlets in their communities, a Facebook spokesperson told Poynter.

The tests are on three products: One points users in community-linked Facebook groups to additional local news; another offers users who make their cities of residence public a badge identifying them as a local when they comment on a local publisher’s stories; and the third helps people find local groups.

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