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
        regularly trended.

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