Facebook cleans up News Feed by reducing click-bait headlines, links shared in captions and status updates

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Facebook today announced further plans to clean up the News Feed by reducing stories with click-bait headlines as well as stories that have links shared in the captions of photos or within status updates. The move comes just four months after the social network reduced Like-baiting posts, repeated content, and spammy links. First up, “click-baiting” refers to posting links with a headline that piques your curiosity without actually telling you much information. In other words, you click to see more, and you aren’t told enough about what to expect. Facebook explains why it’s finally cracking down on this content: Posts...


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