Fake News Taints Facebook’s Trending Topics

screen-shot-2016-10-15-at-6-14-56-pmIn an experiment conducted over several weeks following Facebook’s promotion of the fake Megyn Kelly story, the Post recorded which topics were trending for it every day, on the hour, across four accounts. | That turned up five trending stories that were “indisputably fake” and three that were “profoundly inaccurate,” Caitlyn Dewey reported. | There’s no way to know whether those were the only false or highly inaccurate articles that made the Trending Topics feed during the experiment’s run. |”If anything, we’ve underestimated how often” Facebook trends fake news, Dewey wrote. —TechNewsWorld

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