[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5350: Disable Jetpack FB sharing count updating feature

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#5350: Disable Jetpack FB sharing count updating feature
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp      |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect              |     Status:  new
 Priority:  low                 |  Milestone:
Component:  WordPress.org Site  |   Keywords:  performance privacy
 Jetpack comes with a feature to dynamically update Facebook share counts
 for posts. It does this by making a request to pixel.wp.com (via
 `sharing.min.js`), which in turn triggers a request to Facebook. This runs
 on single posts and on post archives (once for each post).

 The functionality comes with performance and privacy concerns, but more
 significantly, we're not actually using these counts in the template
 (since previous initiatives replaced social sharing buttons with
 completely static implementations).

 As such, this feature should be disabled. This can be done by introducing
 the following filter to wordpress.org site(s):

 `add_filter( 'jetpack_sharing_counts', '__return_false' );`

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5350>
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