Facebook recently announced a change in its trending topics algorithm to combat fake news following its own fake news controversy, according to Business Insider. Facebook came under fire in August 2016 when its human editors, or “news curators,” deliberately suppressed conservative-leaning news. The Washington Post then later reported in October 2016 that Facebook’s new trending topics algorithm allowed an influx of news hoaxes and inaccurate news stories to trend.
Facebook has since altered the algorithm to work toward eliminating the incidence of fake news trending on its site. The algorithm’s change essentially hands the reigns over to reputable media outlets, trending topics that are covered repeatedly by credible news sources, rather than relying on a story’s popularity among Facebook users. The new settings take into account how long a particular source has been present on Facebook, according to the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, Trending Topics will no longer be personalized to each user, exposing readers to a broader range of news and information sources.
As we end October 1, 2021, our firm celebrates our 20th anniversary and the beginning of the next 20! Well, done @clmuddjr. Thanks for including us on this wonderful journey!
If you're in #DC, take a moment to attend @SATELLITEDC #SATShow tomorrow. Among a week of great programs, our own @clmuddjr will join @SDiPippo_OOSA, Jennifer Manner ( @EchoStar ), and Artiom Anisimov on @LucRiesbeck's panel to discuss laws in space. #spacepolicy #spacelaw
Our principal attorney @clmuddjr will be joining @LucRiesbeck, @SDiPippo_OOSA, Jennifer Manner (@EchoStar), and Artiom Anisimov at @SATELLITEDC #SATShow to discuss establishing laws in space tomorrow, September 7, 2021.