The claim is that Facebook’s new algorithm will only limit your posts to 26 people. The claim stemmed from rumors spread through Facebook itself last year
The rumors claimed that Facebook will be curtailing the list of people that a single user can reach. Within a month, the rumor took another angle, suggesting that Facebook’s new algorithm will only be limiting the newsfeed reach to 26 friends at a time. This was even picked up by Snopes.com, who claimed that this was indeed true.
What really happened: Facebook claimed in a blog post that this rumor was indeed false. It reiterated that posts are shown according to what content a user might like.