Facebook’s latest newsroom post is titled “News Feed FYI: Cleaning Up News Feed Spam“.
I’ve already got a bad feeling about this. Without even reading another word I know that this is going to involve blocking even more Page posts before they hit the News Feed. Let’s see if I’m right.
Today we are announcing a series of improvements to News Feed to reduce stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see. Many of these stories are published by Pages that deliberately try and game News Feed to get more distribution than they normally would.
Here’s Facebook taking a new tactic. Some Page publishers are out to get you but we’re going to protect you from their evil ways.