Facebook to remove spammy links from appearing on News Feed

According to a report by TechCrunch Facebook will now automatically remove links of websites that include plagiarized content from their user’s News Feed. Since the past few years, the leading social media platform has been trying to control its feed and provide users with content that are relevant to their interest.

On an updated 2017 blog, Facebook announces that they have restructured their AI system, which will now detect websites that publish reproduced content without permission. The blog post also includes the statement that the company is also “adjusting their Publisher Guidelines accordingly.”

"Starting today, we’re rolling out an update so people see fewer posts that link out to low-quality sites that predominantly copy and republish content from other sites without providing unique value.", Facebook explained in its updated blog post.
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A similar report was also conveyed to TechCrunch where Facebook notifies the publication that it will immediately identify republished content by comparing the text to other websites. Moreover, the AI technology will also detect clickbait headlines or landing pages with poor-quality ads and remove them automatically from appearing on News Feed.

With these updates, Facebook hopes to eliminate unwanted links and discourage others from using the plagiarized content.

Facebook News Feed now downranks sites and links with stolen content
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