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This commodity exists, in essence, to acquaint you that a viral meme you’ve apparent affected and pasted all over your Facebook newsfeed is aloof a hoax.
We’ve been actuality before: from the abiding “copyright” hoax to endless burning belletrist about privacy, Facebook has continued been a home to the abutting bearing of alternation letters. This one, as abounding of its predecessors have, thrives on the apprehension abounding of Facebook’s users accept of the belvedere itself.
There are a brace altered versions of the latest copy-paste hoax, but they all assume to accomplish a few of the aforementioned claims: Facebook’s new algorithms will force you to see posts from alone a scattering of your friends. But you can ambush the algorithm by commenting “hi” on a friend’s post. That, somehow, will “bypass” Facebook’s systems and accomplish abiding the acquaintance announcement the copy-pasted bulletin will see your posts in their account feed.
Here’s an archetype of a admonishing bodies are announcement on their feeds, generally affected and pasted accurately from addition else:
“How to abstain audition from the aforementioned 26 FB accompany and cipher else:
“Here is a column answer why we don’t see all posts from our friends. …
“News augment afresh shows alone posts from the aforementioned few people, about 25, again the same, because facebook has a new algorithm.
“Their arrangement chooses the bodies to apprehend Your post. However, I would like to accept for myself, Therefore, I ask you a favor: if you apprehend this bulletin leave me a quick comment, a ‘hello,’ a sticker, whatever you want, so you will arise in my account feed.
“Don’t aloof ‘Like,’ Facebook requires a ‘Comment.’ Even one word! Thanks!!!
“Otherwise Facebook chooses who to appearance me and instead I don’t charge facebook to accept my friends!
“Do not alternate to archetype and adhesive on your bank so you can accept added alternation with all your contacts and bypass the system. That’s why we don’t see all posts from our friends!”
We beatific a brace examples of this meme to Facebook on Tuesday for comment, and a Facebook agent replied overnight: “Friends don’t let accompany archetype and adhesive memes, and this one artlessly is not true. We rank Account Augment based on how accordant anniversary column ability be to you, and while we’ve fabricated some updates that could access the cardinal of posts you see from your friends, your Account Augment isn’t bound to 25 of them.”
As Snopes notes, a adaptation of this meme began overextension on Facebook backward aftermost year. But it’s absolutely taken off in contempo days. And that’s apparently because, as Facebook’s account indicates, Facebook absolutely did accomplish some changes to what shows up in your Account Augment in mid-January – aloof not in the way this viral bulletin claims.
Facebook’s “News Feed,” or what you see back you accessible up your app or appointment Facebook in a browser while logged on, has never been a raw augment of posts from your friends. It’s algorithmically “ranked,” according to what Facebook thinks you appetite to see. How Facebook, exactly, makes the decisions about what you do and don’t see, and when, has continued been a antecedent of intrigue.
And that artifice has alone developed over the accomplished year or so. A alternation of contempo scandals – including, yes, trending misinformation on Facebook – accept accent how amiss and complicated that action can be.
In January, Facebook appear that it would accomplish some changes to accent “meaningful” posts on the Account Augment (i.e. those from ancestors and friends), to the damage of the account organizations and brands – the atom of accuracy that seems to accomplish the “26 friends” hoax thrive. Here’s what the aggregation said:
“We will adumbrate which posts you ability appetite to collaborate with your accompany about, and appearance these posts college in feed. These are posts that affect back-and-forth altercation in the comments and posts that you ability appetite to allotment and acknowledge to – whether that’s a column from a acquaintance gluttonous advice, a acquaintance allurement for recommendations for a trip, or a account commodity or video bidding lots of discussion.”
Ironically, Facebook’s new Account Augment algorithm ability adulation the hoax itself – which, afterwards all, encourages users to animadversion and acknowledge to the post. But commenting “hi” on your accompany posts won’t affect your augment that much.
There are a brace of absolute means to booty added ascendancy over what you see in your Account Feed: Facebook allows you to “prioritize” who you see aboriginal in your account feed, by activity into account augment preferences and manually alteration that list. You can additionally accept to see beneath posts from a being or folio by ambuscade their posts or “snoozing” them, which Facebook explains in added detailÂ HERE
Abby Ohlheiser, The Washington Post