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Warn your friends they can’t bypass Facebook with this hoax

Discussion in 'General Malware And Security' started by starbuck, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. starbuck

    starbuck Administrator - Malware Removal Specialist Administrator

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    Sorry to say, but 2019 has not ushered in new “tips to bypass FB” as it supposedly limits posts on your news feed.

    Nor has Facebook ushered in a new algorithm that “chooses the same few people – about 25 – who will read your posts”, at least not that we’ve heard.

    Rather, we’re still stuck with whatever murky, stubbornly unfathomable algorithms Facebook uses to determine the order of content in our feeds, regardless of what the latest, breathless spin on this wheezy old hoax wants you to believe. To wit:

    The last time we wrestled with this particular pudding was back in February when Snopes debunked the viral hoax and said no, a new Facebook algorithm will NOT only show you 26 friends.

    Snopes pointed out at the time that the algorithm hoax followed on the heels of a real Facebook announcement from 11 January 2018 about a major overhaul in how newsfeed works.

    It wasn’t about squeezing out your friends, though. In fact, Facebook had the opposite in mind: it said it was working on turning the tables when it comes to personal content from friends and family making way for an explosion of corporate posts, be they from corporations, businesses or media.

    Snopes contacted Facebook to ask whether the claim of limiting personal interactions had merit.
    A representative said no, it does not.
    Why is the rumor, then, still lying its way to the top of newsfeeds? By convincing a user to copy and paste, rather than share the post, it’s much harder to shut it down.

    The best thing you can do is carefully sidestep this cow patty.
    You can also do us all a solid by warning your friends not to perpetuate the spread of fake news posts.

    Source:
    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/20...nds-they-cant-bypass-facebook-with-this-hoax/
     
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    You can't believe how many of these I have seen from friends and relatives on Facebook.
     

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