Tag Archives: Trending Topics

Facebook Still Has a Fake News Problem

If you spend any time on Facebook then you’ve probably seen them, either in your main news feed or in the “trending topics” section–clearly fake news stories, many focused on the latest conspiracy theory about the 2016 election. These are the kind of stories that Facebook’s editors used to weed out, but then the company…

http://fortune.com/2016/10/12/facebook-fake-news/

Facebook Pulls 9/11 Anniversary Topic after Promoting Conspiracy Article

In the latest misstep attributed to its newly-automated Trending Topics feed, Facebook pulled a topic dedicated to the anniversary of September 11th after an article appearing to support ‘Truther’ conspiracy theories topped the feed. The article, from the UK’s Daily Star, claimed to feature “footage that ‘proves bombs were planted in the Twin Towers.'” It…

http://fortune.com/2016/09/10/facebook-pulls-911-topic/