Facebook’s Trending News Algorithm Flubs It Again

Facebook’s trending stories algorithm is turning out to be a trainwreck. (Why does Facebook even need trending stories?) “Facebook’s trending news algorithm has failed once again. Earlier today, Facebook users who clicked on the “9/11″ trending topic on the social network were directed to a tabloid story by The Daily Star, which claimed that bombs destroyed the World Trade Center towers. As The Washington Post reports, the story was quickly removed after they contacted Facebook.”

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