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Facebook changes algorithm to demote "borderline content" that almost violates its policy
2018-11-15T20:21:49Z - Josh Constine / TechCrunch
Facebook has changed its News Feed algorithm to demote content that comes close to violating its policies prohibiting misinformation, hate speech, violence, bullying, clickbait so it’s seen by fewer people even it’s highly engaging. So Facebook is intervening, artificially suppressing the News Feed distribution of this kind of content so engagement looks like the graph below. However, users who purposefully want to view borderline content will be given the chance to opt in. Facebook could end up exposed to criticism, especially from fringe political groups who rely on borderline content to whip up their bases and spread their messages. Below is Zuckerberg’s full written statement on the borderline content:

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