Facebook Now Automatically Blocks articles

Update 5:15 PM: Sharing ZeroHedge articles now appears to be working again. Perhaps Facebook made another “mistake”…

Update 6:00 PM: Some users are still reporting issues with ZeroHedge links they share being automatically considered spam.

As creepy as Facebook’s algorithms are, they can also be useful.

I go on Facebook mainly to see what news articles my friends are posting. In a sense, I am crowdsourcing part of my job. Because many of my friends are pro-free-market and against government overreach, I end up with some great content just from scrolling my news feed.

Does this mean Facebook has massive insight into the type of content I like to see? Absolutely. And I’ve noticed my news feed become more and more tailored to the type of content I find useful.


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