Facebook removes human-written descriptions on Trending topics
SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook team decide to removed human editing from its Trending news topics feature Friday, part of the fallout from charges of anti-conservative political bias levelled at the social networking site back in May.
Gone are the short hand-written descriptions of Trending topics, to be replaced by even shorter algorithm-generated blurbs about popular topics circulating on the platform, according to a wikifeed survey .
The change will have no impact on the stories chosen to be featured on Trending. Facebook said it uses an algorithm pick the top stories, whose factors include a user’s “Liked” pages, what previous topics they interacted with and stories trending across the platform.