Don’t repost these and give people hope – nothing changes. Most of these FB algorithm reposts are years old, making the rounds again and again and again. Nothing you do brings you more posts from friends except interacting with them – liking and commenting on your friend’s posts keeps them showing up. If you haven’t seen any posts from a friend, look him or her up and react or comment on a post – but it’s also possible he or she hasn’t been on Facebook for a while anyway (lots of people are taking a break from it).
Ads are proliferating the feed – all you can do is hide the ads by hitting “X” or “…” – you can give the reason as “irrelevant” which will tell the FB algorithms that you are not interested in such. Once the FB algorithm realizes you are not interested in certain topics, it seems to run through other friend’s “likes” of companies and posts those ads (I realized it after FB started posting ads of skimpy clothes and skimpy underwear – which are what my model/actor friends like). I was also getting out of state college ads – must be from younger friends looking at them, or parents looking at them for their kids – but I have no use for them, as I am retired. I kept marking them as irrelevant and they stopped. I rarely get ads now but might get a day of many (then I just don’t spend time scrolling those days). This process takes time – FB algorithms need to process it for a while before they understand you.
Group posts might take over your feed too – you can go to the group pages and “unfollow” them, just popping in occasionally to see what you missed. You can remove yourself from group and company posts by leaving the groups – then you get less of those. This action starts working immediately.
Once you get your ads and company/group posts to decline and unfollow, more friend posts will show up, even some you have not interacted with. PR