Facebook’s trending news feed may be a sham
CNET News - 05/10/2016
Journalism experts and media commentators are crying foul. Facebook’s trending topics list was assumed to be a list of the most popular things on Facebook, they say, not a curated list of what Facebook’s employees think is relevant.
“With Facebook’s trending stories, we had every right to think that this represented the wisdom of the crowd,” said Dan Kennedy, an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University.