Facebook has been rolling out plenty of changes to its algorithms for what its users see in their news feed recently, penalizing “engagement bait” posts and reducing the amount of posts users will see from publishers and brands to emphasize what friends and family share. Show More Summary
Ryan Scoville (Marquette), The Ethics of Baiting and Switching in Law Review Submissions, 101 Marq. L. Rev. ___ (2018): Sometimes the authors of law review articles engage in a bait-and-switch: they insert exaggerated claims of novelty or significance into their submission to student editors, and then, after securing a satisfactory...
Facebook is set to start playing up status updates from friends and family in the News Feed, effectively deprioritizing content from media publishers and brands. It explained the changes to its partners including ad agencies throughShow More Summary
(Reuters Health) - - Teens who engage with online tobacco ads are more likely to start smoking than their peers who aren’t lured by digital marketing campaigns, a U.S. study suggests.
Facebook already took on clickbait, and the social network now has engagement bait in its crosshairs. Operations integrity specialist Henry Silverman and engineer Lin Huang announced in a Newsroom post that the most recent update to Facebook's News Feed algorithm will demote posts from people and pages that attempt to boost interaction by coaxing users...
Having already tackled the problem of fake news, Facebook is ramping up its efforts to curb engagement bait. This being posts that ask for likes, shares, or comments. Just like clickbait, engagement bait is designed to turn users from passive observers to active participants. Show More Summary
by Robert Clough Fighting Engagement Bait on Facebook In an effort to reduce the spread of spammy posts, Facebook is taking steps to demote engagement bait which takes advantage of their system by encouraging people to engage with a post in an unauthentic way. Show More Summary
"For example, 'LIKE this if you’re an Aries!'... starting this week, we will begin demoting individual posts... that use engagement bait."To help us foster more authentic engagement, teams at Facebook have reviewed and categorized hundreds of thousands of posts to inform a machine learning model that can detect different types of engagement bait. Show More Summary
Ask for a "like" or "share" on Facebook and the company said it will downgrade, rather than increase, the post's reach. Facebook is on a roll to reduce the amount of spam and fake news running in its News Feed, similar to the way that Google will address the problems. But rather than reduce the reach of the post, Google said it could delist the publisher's sites.
Facebook wants people to stop posting content that encourages users to interact with likes, shares and comments.
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Facebook is cracking down on "engagement bait"
Facebook has announced that they will be demoting posts known as "engagement bait" that encourage fans to like, share, comment and take other actions. The move is a blow to the many artists who ask their fans to help boost engagement. _____________________________ From music marketers to Amanda Palmer's wonderful Ted...
Facebook has announced yet another initiative to clamp down on the number of spammy posts appearing in your News Feed. The social networking giant has identified what is calls “engagement bait,” which are posts that specifically solicit actions on the part of the users, such as asking them to like the post if they agree […]
Facebook is cracking down on “engagement bait.” Even if you’re unfamiliar with the term (it’s nowhere near as ubiquitous as the now-meaningless “clickbait”), you’ve probably seen an “engagement bait-y” post in your timeline. They use...Show More Summary
And it’s about time. Those spammy posts are officially known as “engagement bait” and they are designed to implore people to tag their friends in comments on the posts in order to game Facebook’s News Feed algorithms in an attempt to get greater reach. Show More Summary
Facebook Inc. announced today that it will crack down on “engagement bait” content that begs users for likes and other interactions. Facebook divides engagement bait into a few different categories depending on the type of interaction posts are trying to get from users. Show More Summary
Posts that only want your clicks won't appear as often on news feeds any more.
Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon didn't take the bait and engage in a war of words with the President of the United States.