Facebook Kills Off Trending Topics Feature

Facebook is deleting its problematic Trending Topics section as the social network rethinks how to showcase news. The section, which appears to the right of the main news feed on the desktop and in search on mobile, has been a lightning rod for criticism almost since its launch in 2014.

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Conservatives were outraged by allegations in 2016 that news curators had suppressed articles from right-leaning news outlets from being featured. Facebook responded to the backlash by removing humans from the equation, and relying purely on algorithms — which produced a different set of problems, like surfacing bogus news accounts, like the erroneous story about Fox News firing Megyn Kelly for supporting Hillary Clinton.

Source : https://deadline.com/2018/06/facebook-kills-trending-topics-feature-1202401811/