Algorithm runs wild, Facebook

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In an unfortunate mishap, Facebook’s ‘trending’ algorithm has run wild. This is following the complete elimination of all staff members dealing with the ‘trending’ function; due to allegations that Facebook, the number one international news provider, was censoring information according to their preferences.

The Guardian reports: “Over the weekend, the fully automated Facebook 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.”

Unfortunately, the mischievous algorithm has not quite reached peak Tai, another rascal robot that went a few steps further back in March.

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