Facebook has announced that it will restrict the spread of clickbait videos showing up on the News Feed. These include videos featuring a fake play button and static images displaying as videos.
An experiment was conducted about security by the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. The study sent scam emails to test subjects, and then measured who would open the links inside the message.
A new spam email supposedly containing a clip of presidentiable Hillary Clinton meeting with ISIS' leader is spreading on the internet. However, it only contains malware to infect the recipient.
Facebook will roll out an update to its network in the coming weeks which will see clickbait articles get relegated lower down user's news feeds. Pages that regularly post clickbait will be affected.
Facebook is taking measures to boost quality journalism by reducing the number of clickbait headlines shown in news feeds and making good headlines more visible.