Facebook removes trending topic descriptions

 

Facebook is removing the human-written descriptions next to its ‘Trending Topics’ & hashtags to increase the scalability & personalization of the product. However, the descriptions did help users to see if they really wanted to follow the topic. Nevertheless, without interference from humans increasing the topic’s value, Trending Topics will now be better tailored to user’s interests. It will better adapt to your location, previous trends you followed & more. It will also bring Trending Topics in other languages. Earlier this year FB was accused of manipulating Trending Topics. Since today’s news is most widely viewed on Facebook, it was deemed to be interfering with the US political process.

 

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