The only way I got rid of the offensive article (the father killing his daughters) was to type in Huffington Post which the article had come from. It took it off and I don't care if I EVER get anything else from HP.
I bet you are wondering “how do you get rid of trending videos on Facebook?” or even “how do you get rid of trending articles on Facebook?”
There is a way to Block or Remove Trending Videos or Block Trending Articles by managing the Applications that are causing this foolish nonsense (and compromising your privacy) simple “hack” and work around in 3 easy steps. This way you’ll be able to block, hide or get rid of trending videos or trending articles on Facebook Feed for good. SocialCam, Viddy, and other services like this merely are trying to broaden your Privacy profile and expose more of your personal information in varying degrees or steps. Their end goal is “Humanity’s Loss of Privacy.”
If you want to keep these applications but just want the Trending Articles or Trending Videos to dissapear from your Facebook feed see my method to use software on How to Remove Trending Articles from Facebook in 3 Easy Steps.
- Click “Privacy Settings” in the upper right corner.
- Click “Manage Blocking” (located to the bottom on the right of “Blocked People and Apps”)
- Type the name of the video app (Socialcam, Viddy, etc), and hit the Enter key. Repeat this for all the video and article services Trending Videos and Trending Articles use, and they will have nothing to show. Hint – if you really want that stuff you can still see it without installing the app…simply search for the name of the item in your favorite search engine. No need to expose your private information to an application that merely takes you to a video right?
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Thanks for this. For those below who are having difficulities. Remember to block the source of the article/video, not the Trending. I.e. Socialcam, netfilx, etc. read the add and find out where its coming from.
Just a thank you for posting this How To instruction. I feel sorry for those people less familiar with the idea of looking for ways of stopping the sort of rubbish facebook is increasingly allowing to filter into its application and just putting up with it. Allowing people to 'opt in' rather than 'opt out' of these so called services is a better option.
I think (for those that are trying to block 'TRENDING') that you need to block all the individual services that 'trending videos' contains such as SOCIALCAM and VIDDY as mentioned in the article - only then will it work...
It doesn't work on my settings for Trending Videos. It doesn't come up in the "T's" under their list of blockable apps and when I type in the two words, nothing happens. I think they've figured some of these things out.
Thanks for this. I've used it to block Socialcam and Viddy and passed on the information to my Facebook friends. The videos it had shown me were the kind of offensive thing I wouldn't want anyone looking over my shoulder to see on my screen.
When I start to enter 'Trending' under 'Block apps', I don't get the possibility to chose 'Trending Articles', it's just not there. I block anything called 'Trending', but the article is still there stuck on my wall :-(
Use this to block applications like SOCIALCAM and VIDDY. Trending Videos and Articles aren't able to be blocked themselves as they aren't "applications" but core items Facebook has introduced.
You have to access the options for the offending Trending Article post in your newsfeed... click 'hide' and see the app (such as Terra) in the dropdown box, then block that app in privacy settings.
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