Facebook highlights false news story in its trending topics

Originally published by Endgadget

The usefulness of Facebook’s “trending topics” feature has always been a bit questionable, but it’s been under fire this year as the company battled accusations its human editors were filtering out “conservative” news stories. Today, Facebook is getting a bit more egg on its face: its trending topics area promoted a story about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly being fired for supporting Hillary Clinton. As of this writing, that has not happened — but the false story was still trending for hours on Facebook before finally getting pulled…

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