Facebook Removes Human Curators From Trending Module

Facebook Removes Human Curators From Trending Module, by Michael Nunez.

Facebook announced that human curators will no longer write short descriptions that accompany trending topics on the site. Instead, the company will rely on an algorithmic process to “pull excerpts directly from stories”. The company also said it will stop using human curators to sort through the news. …

The changes come three months after a Gizmodo report spotlighted Facebook curators who said that they observed colleagues suppressing conservative news.

Following our report, and a Congressional investigation, Facebook conducted an internal investigation (albeit, one with myriad flaws) and said it found “no bias”

Sure, no PC organization ever admits to any bias. Even the ABC adamantly pretends it is unbiased.

It’s important to note that Facebook originally claimed its Trending Topics section was sorted by an algorithm.

So they could be lying this time too.

hat-tip Matthew