New automated algorithm of Facebook put forward on the first place among “popular” news false information (fake)

Facebook has dismissed part of the staff responsible for the formation of the block “Popular” (Trending) - tapes with the most discussed news. Then the company announced the service automation.

The results were “disastrous.” Fully automated process brought false in the top story of the employee channel Fox News Medzhin Kelly with the headline: “Fox News exposed the traitor Medzhin Kelly and fired her for support Hillary (Clinton).” The publication writes that Kelly is still working on the television and did not express support for a candidate for US president from the Democrats.

In addition to the story of Kelly, the robot algorithm began to show users of social network links to other false “news.” Later, Facebook removed the offending article.

30 August 2016

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