Facebook has recently announced another change to its algorithms, to minimise the over usage of click bait type links to keep the home feed reader centric for it's 1.7 billion users. They've even manually classified a huge amount of headlines which have a high clickbait score to train the new algorithm.
Time to say byebye to click bait (thank heavens!).
Now it can detect headlines like “When she looked under her couch and saw THIS… I was SHOCKED!”; “He put garlic in his shoes and what happens next is hard to believe”; or “The dog barked at the deliveryman and his reaction was priceless.” The social media giant also wants to get rid of headlines that exaggerate the issue. The example it uses is “Apples are actually bad for you?!” “Our goal with news feed is to show people the stories most relevant to them—ranking stories so that what’s most important to each person shows up highest in their news feeds,” said Facebook research scientist Alex Peysakhovich and user experience researcher Kristin Hendrix.