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Facebook will soon demote posts that beg for likes, comments, and shares

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The Verge reports: “Starting this week, Facebook will begin demoting spammy or ‘engagement bait’ posts that goad users into taking actions like sharing, tagging, liking, or commenting. Posts which prompt users to ‘Tag a friend who likes to nap!’ seem popular because they game Facebook’s algorithms, which causes Facebook to prioritize those posts in more News Feeds.”

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