Facebook vs. Google : FB Blocks Safe Blogger Blogspot Links, Calls Them Spammy, Unsafe!

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We already know Facebook doesn't particularly see Google as an ally -- thanks to that borderline tell-all Mark Zuckerberg interview.

But I never imagined that this day would come:

facebook vs blogger

Yes, it appears Facebook has quietly pressed the Block button on all Blogger or Blogspot links - even safe ones, effectively preventing FB users from sharing the content on their Timelines or Facebook Pages. What's FB's reason for doing so, you ask? Well, for some reason, Facebook all of a sudden deemed such links generally 'spammy' and 'unsafe'.

Acquired by Google in 2003, Blogger "is a blog-publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. [...] Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com." [source]

It remains to be seen whether this is merely a bug in Facebook's system or if it's actually one of the moves of FB in severing all ties with Google. TP is hosted on Blogger so I'm really hoping it's just the former.

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