Facebook has repeatedly trended fake news since firing its human editors
As part of a larger audit of Facebook's Trending topics, the
Intersect logged every news story that trended across four
accounts during the workdays from Aug. 31 to Sept. 22. During
that time, we uncovered five trending stories that were
indisputably fake and three that were profoundly inaccurate.
On top of that, we found that news releases, blog posts from
sites such as Medium and links to online stores such as iTunes
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Care About Science and Tech? Our Job One: STOP TRUMP:
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Lauren Weinstein (lau...@vortex.com): https://www.vortex.com/lauren
Lauren's Blog: https://lauren.vortex.com
Founder: Network Neutrality Squad: https://www.nnsquad.org
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Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800
I have consulted to Google, but I am not currently
doing so -- my opinions expressed here are mine alone.
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The correct term is "Internet" NOT "internet" -- please don't
fall into the trap of using the latter. It's just plain wrong!
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