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Facebook will penalize low quality links to avoid misinformation

Facebook today announced that it will penalize low quality links that are shared with an unusually high frequency on the social network, considered "spam", to reduce its influence on Threads of user news and prevent misinformation.

New York, Jun 30 (EFE) .- Facebook announced today that it will penalize low quality links that are shared with an unusually high frequency in the social network, considered "spam", to Reduce their influence on users' news threads and prevent misinformation.

As Facebook explained in the corporate blog Facebook Mosseri, the update is aimed at a "tiny group of people" who routinely share "huge amounts of post-day".

"Our research shows that links that They often share low-quality content such as' click bait ', sensationalism and misinformation,' said Mosseri.

As a result, Facebook will "reduce the priority" of These links that spammers share more often than other users to maintain the informative nature of their walls.

The penalty will only affect links, which can To be for example articles, but not to domains, pages, videos, photos, updates of location or state, the manager took over.

According to the Recode technology portal, Change in the algorithm will affect articles shared more than 50 times per day by this type of users, which the company does not consider to be robots.

"These links are Disproportionately problematic ... It's one of the strongest signs we've come across to identify a wide range of problematic content, "added Mosseri.

The director emphasized that one of the crucial values ​​that govern the management of the Facebook wall is that it be "informative". We will be able to bring to the surface more stories that people consider informative and reduce the spread of problematic links like 'clickbait', sensationalism and Disinformation, "he said.

On Thursday, Facebook also announced that it would make changes to the social network wall so users see more updates from their friends and family, Line with the goal of community creation championed by its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

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