August 30, 2016

Confessions of an Ex-Facebook Trending News Curator: 'They Are Going to Get Rid of the Product'


Barely two days after changes to its Trending Topics section, a fake article about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly began trending on Facebook — before entirely disappearing yesterday morning. The incident came on the heels of Facebook’s announcement on Friday that human curators will no longer write the short descriptions that accompany trending topics on the site. Its trending news team was then shown the door.

Yikes, Facebook.

Topics: Social Media, Digital Products, Content Strategy