Facebook to fight click bait by demoting accounts that share spam posts

Sad? Angry? Facebook will give you a breather

Well, now Facebook can be a platform for all ideas, except for those of that one friend who's driving you nuts with all the posts about his flawless, happy life and you don't mean to be rude, but you just can't deal. Has been quite popular because they work around Facebook's algorithm, and then causes those posts to be prioritized even more in News Feeds.

So starting Monday, posts that Facebook considers to be engagement bait will be pushed down in News Feed.

A considerable measure of poop gets shared on Facebook, yet coming soon the volume might be somewhat less after Facebook made a move to punish content that boldly asks individuals for engagement.

Some Pages or people on Facebook use posts that beg for likes, comments or shares to reach a wider audience.

It should be noted that pages which ask for shares for legitimate reasons such as fundraising or trying to find a missing person won't be subject to these new rules, which is good to hear. Anyone who is punished in this way could have their original reach returned if they stop posting engagement bait. It's not new to Facebook by any stretch of the imagination, but it's gotten worse with the rollout of the social network's emoji Reactions feature, which affects the visibility of posts on your News Feed.

Like an alarm clock's snooze function, the Snoozed person or page will eventually return to the user's News Feed.

Facebook has announced a new crackdown on Engagement Baiting.

The feature, which was reportedly in its test phase for the last couple of months, will allow users to curate content on their news feeds. In any case, that is only the start - Facebook says Pages that use these strategies on a progressing basis will see a significantly additional drop, however the stage is giving these users half a month to adjust before revealing that change. Facebook says these efforts are meant to "foster more authentic engagement", which, according to its latest "Hard Questions" post, might influence how enjoyable or taxing social media can be.

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