Facebook is trying to…

make its news feed less spam-filled! Horray! Facebook users will be happy, because the amount of spam seems to drive facebook users away.

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Facebook is clamping down on spam for three reasons:

1) Reason one is because a kind of behavior called link baiting. Link baiting is when a post asks users to perform an action on it: for example, in order to share a post you first must ‘like’ something, or in order to participate in a group’s raffle, you must share the group with the rest of your facebook friends.
2) The second reason is because demoting spam will make more room for better content.
3) It is also clamping down on posts with deceptive language or formatting that aim to try and trick people into clicking on their spam-filled links. This de-emphasizes people who upload content just to get attention.

Facebook declared this only as of yesterday – as an active facebook user, I personally look forward to these changes. 

 

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