So what did I do wrong?” According to FB’s Newsfeed guidelines:

What is clickbait?
“Click-baiting” is when a publisher posts a link with a headline that encourages people to click to see more, without telling them much information about what they will see. Clickbait intentionally omits crucial information or exaggerates the details of a story to make it seem like a bigger deal than it really is. This gets attention and lures visitors into clicking on a link, but they then quickly return to News Feed. See how to drive reach and referrals without clickbait.

So my headline was too short. Only eight words. Or was it they way they were arranged?

In the “Do” list, I found this laughable:

Share articles with accurate headlines. Instead of relying on misleading headlines to intrigue the reader, share articles with accurate headlines that don’t exaggerate or sensationalize the topic and add your own voice to help drive genuine conversation around the content.

I might be off the zip code here, but you cannot get more accurate than the title to describe why those harmless got murdered. “I guess I I should have posted: “You won’t guess what happened to these people while they were sleep. Click on the link now!”  as it fits their parameters.

My guess is that I finally entered some sort of list and I need to be shadowbanned/Throtled to reduce what little influence I may have.

I am trying to remember, but I am sure I have not pissed off  the Chinese….yet..

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “The Verdict is in: Facebook says I am guilty of Felony Clickbait”
  1. So hopefully this isn’t to Richardish… I believe that Zuckerbook is looking for a reason. The title in question has the sound of clickbait. But what makes it not clickbait is that the article it links to follows the headline. The headline is the quote from the story.

    It reminds me of all my clients that are SEO crazy. They look at what’s hot and trending and want constant adjustments to their sites in order to have “that hot term” in the page/title/metatags ’cause it will get them more page views.

    Me: But your site has nothing to do with deep learning full motion video.
    Them: I read that Deep Learning and FMV are hot trending topics. So I want you to add this to the page about the nanny cams….

    Keep up the good fight Miguel.

    1. I’ve had your site URL bookmarked for years at this point. Site referrals never even see me; neither will a shadowban affect me.
      Sucks for those who don’t bookmark, or new readers, though.

  2. Wow. I wonder how many MSM websites have been marked as “clickbait” multiple times, given their content, by the Fakebook et al. /sarc

    Reason 314,156 why I never joined the laughable “social-media revolution” on the Twatters, Fakebook, Instacrap and the rest.

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