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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://algopop.tumblr.com/post/149694196348">algopop</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>’<b><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/29/facebook-fires-trending-topics-team-algorithm">Facebook fires trending team, and algorithm without humans goes crazy’</a> - </b>The Guardian<br/></p> <blockquote> <p>Just months after the discovery that Facebook’s “trending” news module was curated and tweaked by human beings, the company has eliminated its editors and left the algorithm to do its job. The results, so far, are a disaster.</p> <p>Over the weekend, the fully automated <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/facebook">Facebook</a> trending module pushed out a false story about Fox News host Megyn Kelly, a controversial piece about a comedian’s four-letter word attack on rightwing pundit Ann Coulter, and links to an article about a video of a man masturbating with a McDonald’s chicken sandwich.</p> <p>The dismissal of the trending module team appears to have been a long-term plan at Facebook. A source told the Guardian the trending module was meant to have “learned” from the human editors’ curation decisions and was always meant to eventually reach full automation.<br/></p> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p>I saw that McChicken thing but to be honest I barely noticed a difference in the quality of trending posts. </p>: Bea Arthur 10K people talking about this The terrible reason #McChicken is trending on McChicken 7.4K people talking about this Twitter Cannot unsee. mashable.com See more posts about McChicken... Go Topless Day 43K people talking about this Victor Cruz 10K people talking about this Alison Carey 7 hours ago | 9.4K people talking about this <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://algopop.tumblr.com/post/149694196348">algopop</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>’<b><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/29/facebook-fires-trending-topics-team-algorithm">Facebook fires trending team, and algorithm without humans goes crazy’</a> - </b>The Guardian<br/></p> <blockquote> <p>Just months after the discovery that Facebook’s “trending” news module was curated and tweaked by human beings, the company has eliminated its editors and left the algorithm to do its job. The results, so far, are a disaster.</p> <p>Over the weekend, the fully automated <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/facebook">Facebook</a> trending module pushed out a false story about Fox News host Megyn Kelly, a controversial piece about a comedian’s four-letter word attack on rightwing pundit Ann Coulter, and links to an article about a video of a man masturbating with a McDonald’s chicken sandwich.</p> <p>The dismissal of the trending module team appears to have been a long-term plan at Facebook. A source told the Guardian the trending module was meant to have “learned” from the human editors’ curation decisions and was always meant to eventually reach full automation.<br/></p> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p>I saw that McChicken thing but to be honest I barely noticed a difference in the quality of trending posts. </p>
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