Facebook's News Feed To Show Less 'Clickbait' Headlines

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    Who needs an algorithm to weed out clickbait headlines? You could eliminate 90% of all clickbait articles by blocking any headline that contains "...with this one easy trick" and the infamous "...you won't believe what happened next." Well, that and anything that comes from Gawker Media. ;)

    Facebook Inc's News Feed will show fewer "clickbait" headlines over the next few weeks, the company announced Thursday, as it seeks to establish itself as the prime web destination for news and social updates. In an effort to eliminate clickbait from the site, Facebook created a system that identifies and classifies such headlines. It can then determine which pages or web domains post large amounts of clickbait and rank them lower in News Feed.
     
  2. HeavensCloud

    HeavensCloud Oswego, not shitty as Buffalo

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    You won't believe how people responded.
     
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  3. HockeyJon

    HockeyJon [H]ard|Gawd

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    They need an algorithm so they have something to blame when they get caught filtering content while claiming neutrality.
     
  4. DPI

    DPI Nitpick Police

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    Get caught by who? Nobody cares, nothing changes.
     
  5. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

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    Top Ten Reasons why this will never happen.
     
  6. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    Facebook claims to filter out clickbait news items, what hapens next? I'm dying!
     
  7. Kaitian

    Kaitian [H]ardness Supreme

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    Pretty easy to filter that shit out. Typically your friends are always viewing the same site over and over again so you just hide everything from that source.
     
  8. MV75

    MV75 [H]ard|Gawd

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    lol. Anyone see the irony? That site is full of sponsored crap. Again; lol.
     
  9. amddragonpc

    amddragonpc [H]ard|Gawd

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    "You won't believe what they look like now ..."
     
  10. Terpfen

    Terpfen [H]ardness Supreme

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    Less clickbait, same bias.
     
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  11. locsplitter

    locsplitter Gawd

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    Can't believe I clicked on this.
     
  12. Biznatch

    Biznatch 2[H]4U

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    So they wont show 'news' at all? Because the only thing that shows up on my FB feed is BS clickbait articles...
     
  13. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    Is Cnet trying to be funny?
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