There’s a Facebook hoax that you might have stumbled upon on your news feed. The hoax is spreading very fast and you might soon see the same hoax shared by 26 friends.
However, there’s no need to be upset because if the hoax were true, you'd only be seeing posts from about 26 people on your friends list. But the post is just a variant of this although sometimes users are encouraged to copy and paste.
"How to avoid hearing from the same 26 FB friends and nobody else: Here is a post explaining why we don't see all posts from our friends…
Newsfeed recently shows only posts from the same few people, about 25, repeatedly the same, because Facebook has a new algorithm. Their system chooses the people to read your post. However, I would like to choose for myself, Therefore, I ask you a favor: if you read this message leave me a quick comment, a "hello", a sticker, a quick GIF, so you will appear in my news feed."
The myth-busting site Snopes.co1m reports that the Facebook post began circulating in December, but gained traction after recent changes to the Facebook algorithm. Although it’s true that the changes affect what shows up in your news feed, it’s all developed to impact businesses and other publishers in favor of seeing more posts from your network of Facebook friends.