If you have ever seen a headline in your Facebook News Feed that caught your attention but turned out to be completely irrelevant or total Spam — this is good news.
Irritating headlines, like:
- “Finally, Hillary is Going to Prison”
- “Trump Caught with his pants down”
- “Government Secrets Exposed”
After clicking on the appealing title, you realize the page is nothing but an ad farm and the title has nothing to do with the post, or it’s a five-year-old article.
Check out this article from the Verge for more…
Two years ago, Facebook made an initial effort to eliminate the News Feed’s surplus of “clickbait” — a hard to define but almost universally despised form of online content that leaves readers feeling tricked, cheated, or otherwise dissatisfied. But people have continued to complain about many of the articles they see in the News Feed, Facebook says, and so today it’s adjusting the feed again. Over the next few weeks, Facebook will implement changes meant to reduce the distribution of headlines that withhold information or attempt to mislead the reader.