Facebook is making another change that gives it total control over what people see in their news feeds, and what they do not.
Facebook claims its community is complaining about links that lead to websites with an excessive amount of advertisements and minimal substance. Facebook said it is now investigating the issue by utilizing artificial intelligence to analyze already posted links which lead to ‘spam sites.’
Reportedly, they want to see if new posts bear similarities with the old ones. Once a link is flagged, it will not be permitted to show up in a user’s feed, or it will be pushed to the bottom of a news feed.
This latest move is another attempt by Facebook to eliminate “fake news” and unwanted information. There has been a stream of criticism following the supposed spread of misinformation during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Facebook posted the information about the changes on its own timeline. One person responded by writing, “So basically, Facebook’s computer is going to determine what is worthy and what is not? Sounds like another way to limit the reach of the conservative websites and publishers Facebook doesn’t align with politically.”
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