Facebook scraps 'outdated' trending news section

Facebook will remove the Trending news box that's sat to the right of the desktop News Feed for the last four years, the company said today.Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated trending news section after four years, according to a company executive.

The company says the tool is outdated and unpopular. It also proved problematic in ways that hinted at Facebook’s later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of AI in managing the human world.

Source: Theguardian.
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