Facebook’s recently automated Trending feed is quickly becoming a laughingstock due to its failure to discern the real from the fake.
Following successive blunders last month, the algorithm tasked with compiling the platform’s most talked-about topics served users an unscrupulous tabloid article on Friday. The story in question claimed the September 11 attacks were caused by “bombs … planted in [the] Twin Towers.”
Facebook deleted the post after being notified about the error by Washington Post reporter Abby Ohlheiser. “We’re aware a hoax article showed up there,” a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement on Friday, “and as a temporary step to resolving this we’ve removed the topic.” – READ MORE