Facebook Automates its Trending Topics

Facebook is ditching much of the human team that curated its trending news section. Humans will no longer write descriptions of trending topics, after a Gizmodo investigation suggested that Facebook's editors were suppressing news from conservative outlets. The social network will rely on an algorithm to pull excerpts of trending articles “directly from the stories,” Recode reports. Facebook will keep some humans on staff to prevent inaccurate or inappropriate stories from making the cut.