Reducing Information Pollution

Shocker! Facebook Changes Its Algorithm to Avoid ‘Clickbait’

Source: New York Times
Author: Mike Issac and Sydney Ember
Date: 08/04/2016
Excerpt: Facebook says it plans to marginalize what it considers to be “clickbait” news stories from publishers in its news feed, in another step to keep its 1.71 billion members regularly coming back to its social network. In a change to its news feed algorithm on Thursday, Facebook said certain types of headlines would be classified as clickbait, those that “withhold or distort information.” Those stories will then appear less frequently in users’ feeds, the company said.
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