Facebook Finally Cracks Down On Auto-Sharing Spam With “10-Second Rule”. In an attempt to take a strict action against the auto sharing spam in the facebook timeline facebook brings in “10 second rule” to overcome these problems.
Nowadays it is quite hard to locate any social app that doesn’t possess any sort of spam problem with it. The truth is Facebook, obviously, is no exception and link-bait hits the site on a regular basis. And the amount of auto-sharing going on thanks to the open graph means that spammy videos and articles are constantly showing up in your News Feed. Socialcam is one app we can probably all pinpoint as a source of many, many spammy videos infiltrating the site.
Thank God. Facebook brings in the solution to cease them entering into the timeline without our personal notice. Now before you share something on the site, you have to be reading or watching for at least 10 seconds before Facebook apps can auto-share the activity to your Timeline. In this way it greatly slashes down the volume of crappy click-bait articles and video clips you see in the news feed and ticker.
According to a Facebook “Built-in watch and read actions can only be published after someone engages with the content for 10 or more seconds. If a video is shorter than 10 seconds, the viewer must watch the entire video.”
When you install an app on your account, check if you opt out of automatic status updates from the start.
Facebook app controls
For apps you already have installed, go to Account Settings, navigate to Apps, then click the small x next to “Post on your behalf,” or change the apps posting permission visibility to “Only Me.”