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Facebook introduced a new set of explainers which enlighten users what type of content may receive a limited reach

Facebook has been taking steps to enlighten users about how it decides what it shows on the users feed and why.

At the start and mid of this year, the social media giant introduced an explainer on how the news feed algorithm works and why and on what basis the content appears on the users feed every day. However, in the light of the recent events, with the Facebook Files investigation going on, the tech giant has decided to take the initiative forward and has now expanded the knowledge that it wants to convey to its users.

Facebook in their new report has updated users on content which it limits on the feed. By limitations it does not mean the content will be removed because it violates the guidelines set by the tech giant, but it will just be visible to lesser users and its reach will not be much for a number of reason.

The tech giant further elaborated what kind of content will be limited. To start off, posts from pages which offer unauthentic miracle or medical cures which are not authorized will be limited, posts from pages considered as spam will see a reduced reach, low quality browsing experience point will limit websites which have errors or poor connectivity, reported or hidden comments on posts will also be limited, and posts which contains links to websites to drag traffic will also see a reduced reach.

While these are only a few points among the list, the tech giant is pretty strict on all its policies and has also updated that users who posts content or images with 'engagement bates' and 'contest promotions' claiming that it will also be limited.

In engagement bates, posts which ask users to like, comment or do other reactions for a specific call of action are included while contest promotions will include posts which asks users to mention their friends, repost the image on their friend’s timeline or any other such task to win something.

The tech giant will also limit content from pages which share unoriginal and unauthentic content like fact checked misinformation posts or news without any reliable authorship or sources.

All this means, that many pages are going to see a shift in their reach pretty soon, so if your page or content falls in any one of the categories mentioned above its time to change your ways now. However, if you are an authentic legitimate poster, all this doesn't concern you.

This seems like a way for Facebook to reduce the spread of misinformation and negative content on its platform and it's great to see the tech giant is taking the steps to make sure its users are only hit up with the most authentic content and material on their platform.


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