Facebook Retiring Trending Stories Feature This Week

June 4, 2018

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As social media platforms look to control fake news, Facebook announced that it will be eliminating its trending topics section this week.  The company says that over time people found the product to be less and less useful.  The trending feature was introduced in 2014 as a way to help people discover news topics that were popular across the Facebook community. However says that it accounted for only 1.5% of clicks to news publishers on average. The trending feature has been full of controversy in filtering out certain political viewpoints and for an algorithm that was very susceptible to fake news stories.  The phase out will begin this week with Facebook saying they are currently working on other features that they hope will improve user experience and trust on the platform.

SOURCE: Elite Daily

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