Facebook To Cull Non-Paid Ads From Newsfeed
Facebook will crack down on ad-style posts from groups, but whose interests does it really have at heart here?By Evan Thomas | November 16, 2014
Remember when Facebook was mostly status updates from friends? So does Facebook, apparently.
The social network announced Friday it will be cracking down on “overly promotional” posts. “News Feed has controls for the number of ads a person sees and for the quality of those ads, but those same controls haven’t been as closely monitored for promotional Page posts.”
Until now. Facebook says, based on its research, many so-called “organic” posts are too much like ads. So the network will be culling posts that push a product or app, urge users to enter sweepstakes or those that just recycle ad content as a regular post.