Facebook cleaning up spam in News Feed

Facebook cleaning up spam in News Feed

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Facebook cleaning up spam in News Feed

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by Brett Molina, USATODAY

NWCN.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Facebook is performing its version of spring cleaning.

The social network says it is bolstering its News Feed to cut back on spammy content or posts begging for Likes.

Facebook says the changes target three types of News Feed posts: links that feature spam, content such as photos that are frequently circulated and updates that feature "like-baiting," or urging users to Like a post.

"Many of these stories are published by Pages that deliberately try and game News Feed to get more distribution than they normally would," reads a post from Facebook software engineer Erich Owens and product manager Chris Turitzin.

Facebook says publishers who engage in these types of posts will "see their distribution decrease over the next few months."

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