Have you ever clicked on a Facebook post and then been bombarded by malicious ads? Facebook’s upcoming update will reduce the number of pages that feature invasive material.
Facebook’s newest update will make it so people see fewer pages with more ads than content. “This update will help reduce the economic incentives of financially-motivated spammers,” written in the Facebook newsroom post.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has tried to fight against “low-quality web pages.”
The social networking company already had a policy in place to reduce these ad-filled pages, but now the company is increasing enforcement on ads and monitoring organic posts.
The social media giant has reviewed thousands of pages that came from its website that contain malicious and intrusive ads.
Afterward, the company used an artificial intelligence (AI) that scanned for web pages on Facebook that may contain intrusive material. Whatever the AI deemed could possibly contain malicious ads then gets sent to the bottom of a user’s News Feed. “This way people can see fewer misleading posts and more informative posts,” said Facebook in its blog post about the update.
Potentially this could be beneficial for people who post pages without malicious or invasive ads. Viewers are likely to see more informational pages because of the lack of posts that contain annoying ads.
This update will roll out globally within the next little while.