Facebook’s Trending Challenge: Curator vs. Unbiased News Surfacing

Anonymous sources recently claimed that Facebook’s Trending Topics may not be as algorithm-driven as believed. Facebook strongly denied the allegations, but are the algorithms receiving help from curators to surface topics in the Trending box? With so many people getting their news from Facebook, is it ethical to emphasize or devalue certain news in the trending topics? Cit ...Read the full article

  • Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

    gizmodo.com - 49 readers - Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative t...