With its human editors out the door, Facebook is letting the inmates run the asylum. This week, a story about a man violently engaging a McChicken in intercourse lived as a topic on Facebook’s Trending bar for more than a day—despite the fact that an extraordinarily small percent of Facebook’s US user base was talking…

via A glimpse into Facebook’s notoriously opaque—and potentially vulnerable—Trending algorithm — Quartz

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Propaganda, Social Media

facebook is letting the inmates run the asylum

This week, a story about a man violently engaging a McChicken in intercourse lived as a topic on Facebook’s Trending bar for more than a day—despite the fact that an extraordinarily small percent of Facebook’s US user base was talking

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