I just want Facebook to show me stuff, not tell me what they think is true.
They aren't telling you anything. They are showing you stuff. Stuff in this case is a link to others who you may or may not want to click through to in order to check if the original stuff is true.
Most Recent is always, ALWAYS populated with hundreds of items, despite my reading every damned one of them 2 hours ago.
And is it any less "most recent"? Maybe either have more friends, subscribe to more pages, like more content, etc. Lack of content is your own fault. Most recent is just that.
I can Like item after item, and 15 minutes later scroll back through the list and MOST are actually NOT marked 'Like' by me. Huh?
At some point it helps refreshing the feed.
- I can read Most Recent and refresh, and the order changes. Every damned time.
Most recent includes what your friends are doing. If someone likes something on your feed or posts to it then something on it happened more recently than some thing you just probably already read since you're refreshing.
Hundreds of items unread, when I did in fact read them.
.... Did you download the app from Facebook or from some Chinese sideload store?
Recommended For Me includes crap I've been rejecting for a few years now.
They are called ads. Facebook doesn't care what you've rejected if someone else has given them money to put it on your feed.
The Facebook Android app royally stinks. Facebook has been manipulating my feed for years. I should trust them to fact-check? No, on several counts. Never.
Fortunately they don't fact check. But then general feed manipulation in something they are tailoring algorithms to weigh up personal interest with sponsorship is something very different than an algorithm that simply redirects everything to snopes or a google search. Or maybe I'm over thinking it, it could be simpler like simply flagging everything my mother reposts as false would give a pretty good accuracy rating.