clickbait - updates

Rappler's latest stories on clickbait


How to shut down a mature adult who's behaving badly? 'Ok boomer'

Nov 07, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Gen YZ's new put-down for the out of touch and close-minded adult over 50

WATCH: What's wrong with clickbait headlines?

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Some misleading headlines can be funny and harmless, but they can also affect matters of public interest. Here's what you can do to keep them from spreading.

YouTube reducing recommendations of rules-skirting videos to improve experience

Jan 28, 2019 - 4:14 PM

The tweaks – reducing recommendations for videos which hold misinformation or skirt the rules of YouTube – are said to affect less than 1% of its videos but should bring about a better experience

How artificial intelligence can detect – and create – fake news

May 05, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Facebook could use its partnerships with news organizations and volunteers to train AI, continually tweaking the system to respond to propagandists’ changes in topics and tactics

QUESTIONS. Is that clickbait true? Crystal Eye Studio/

Facebook to demote content with fake video play buttons

Aug 18, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Videos with static images are also in the social network s crosshairs as part of its crackdown on video clickbait

FAKE PLAY BUTTON. The deceptive measure is being curbed by the social network. Photo from Facebook.

Facebook's anti-clickbait measures looking to be more precise

May 18, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Facebook is going for a closer look at the 2 clickbait signals – those that exaggerate and those that withhold information – to shoot down clickbait more accurately

Ombudsman, ‘drug’ mayors, clickbait articles | 6PM wRap

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:43 PM

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Facebook is cracking down on clickbait

Aug 05, 2016 - 9:42 AM

They re employing a system that targets headlines that withhold information needed to understand what the article contains or which exaggerate to mislead readers

CLICKBAITERS BEWARE. The social network renews efforts to stamp out misleading headlines. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Facebook to lessen clickbait News Feed posts

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Facebook s incoming updates should make clickbait less prevalent and more relevant articles visible on users News Feeds

FACEBOOK. A file photo dated 31 January 2012 showing a view of the entrance to Facebook corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. Peter DaSilva/EPA