Facebook Wants to Rid Your News Feed of Clickbait
Social network found 80% of users are sick of it
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Aug 26, 2014 9:07 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Tired of "clickbait" headlines showing up in your Facebook news feed? Good news: The social network announced in a blog post yesterday it's trying to limit links like that. According to Facebook, clickbait is "when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more without telling them much information about what they will see." It's a tactic originally popularized by viral media sites like BuzzFeed and Upworthy, but a Facebook survey suggests 80% of its users are sick of the practice. So how will Facebook limit clickbait?

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poornose
Aug 26, 2014 11:40 AM CDT
"You won't believe what this wounded Iraq vet does to these kittens shocking and amazing!"
DarthWD56
Aug 26, 2014 10:43 AM CDT
Too bad Newser can't follow the same practice...
Tology
Aug 26, 2014 10:30 AM CDT
Sounds like the same thing Facebook does when the only way to access a company's website is by having a Facebook account.