Facebook has revealed more details about the types of posts its News Feed hides.
The algorithm that powers the News Feed – deciding which post appears at the top of the site when you open it – has remained largely mysterious since it was introduced. Facebook suggests this is necessary partly because showing a post to more people can allow people to trick News Feed.
But now the company has revealed the opposite in more detail: Which features mean a post will be pushed down in the feed, meaning it’s unlikely to be seen.
It shows what happens to posts that don’t violate its “community guidelines”, and therefore avoid being banned outright, but are still considered low quality and are therefore hidden within the feed. will be given.
The categories of posts that triggered those demotions are detailed in a new document known as the Content Delivery Guidelines. These include posts that contain spam, contain false information, and that put people at personal risk – The full list is published in its entirety on Facebook’s website..
The page still leaves a lot unclear about the news feed. It doesn’t reveal how much certain categories have been demoted within News Feed, whether some categories of problematic or low-quality posts have been pushed down more than others, and it only gives limited information about this. is how it decides whether a certain post should be covered or not. guidelines.
Facebook said the guidelines are already being used, but it will continue to change the guidelines over time. “We will continue to update content delivery guidelines to provide people with information about how we define and treat problematic or low-quality content that does not otherwise violate our Community Standards,” it said. .
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