Beware, Social Media Users! Facebook Bypass Spam Returns

Facebook Copy and Paste Posts Promising to Bypass Facebook News feed algorithm Are Hoax, ScamAs if the social media platform did not already have enough to deal with, old demons are returning to haunt it in the form of spam posts. Basically, a lot of posts are going around that are supposedly meant to help you reset Facebook in a way. This reset is essentially meant to make it easier for you to get the kind of Facebook experience that you might be looking for because of the fact that the algorithm that determines what posts you end up seeing is often not that good at truly ascertaining what kind of posts you might be looking for.

The post basically says that Facebook limits the outreach of your posts to about twenty-five people (which according to Facebook is not true), along with some kind of story about how after pasting this post to their own wall the poster has started seeing posts from people that they have not interacted with in years. As you have probably already guessed, copy pasting the post to your own timeline is not actually going to do anything, and Facebook’s algorithms are already more or less fine-tuned to the point where you are going to see posts from people you interact with most often so it’s probable that the posts you are seeing in your newsfeed are relevant to you in some way.

Spoiler alert: It's just not true.
ScreenShot: Digital Information World

Don't fall for the hoax: Facebook isn't restricting your News Feed to 25 friends
Searching "Thanks for the tips to bypass FB – it WORKS!" in Facebook search bar brings this result. ScreenShot: Digital Information World

That being said, you should also note that this is little more than a harmless prank. It’s just another copypasta, something that has been a part of Facebook and indeed the internet pretty much since both of these things ended up becoming as popular as they eventually did. However, the number of people that are sharing it tells us that most Facebook users tend to mistrust the platform in some way. This definitely indicates a problem that needs to be solved.

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