The company says that removing trending will "make way for future news experiences" and that most users are now consuming news and content through video on the platform.
Facebook will remove its troubled "Trending Topics" section next week, the company said Friday, signaling that the controversial feature was better off dead as Facebook builds different products for news.
Facebook fired its human curators in response, saying at the time that it hoped to automate the Trending section.
And in almost the same breath, he then went on to admit that Facebook pays to "help produce content" - as it's doing now with these new news videos. But only two days after the company stopped using humans to curate the list, a fake news item made its way into the section.
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The algorithm-driven sidebar ultimately didn't serve its goal.
"We've seen that the way people consume news on Facebook is changing to be primarily on mobile and increasingly through news video", Hardiman wrote in the Facebook blog post.
Facebook says that the early results from this testing have led to a 4 percent lift in click-through rates, a 7 percent lift in Likes, and an 11 percent lift in shares.
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The list of restrictions will be announced by June 30, the White House said. China's Ministry of Commerce responded in a mild fashion Tuesday.
In 2016, reports surfaced that the Trending section suppressed conservative news stories. During CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent hearings before the US Congress and European Union parliament, purported prejudice against conservative-leaning posts was repeatedly brought up by lawmakers. By contrast, he said, deciding what news stories should go in "trending" requires broad thinking, quick judgments about context and decisions about whether someone is trying to game the system.
In Friday's announcement, Facebook also said that 80 publishers are testing a "breaking news" label that they can pin to their articles in the news feed.
In May, the social media giant announced that it would bring in former Sen.
"So we're exploring new ways to help people stay informed about timely, breaking news that matters to them, while making sure the news they see on Facebook is from trustworthy and quality sources", she said.
Detained American Released In Venezuela
Hatch brought Holt's parents, who called the release a "miracle", to the airport to reunite them Saturday evening. Maduro went forward with a presidential elections last week that the USA has called a " sham ".
According to the Pew Research Centre, 44% of USA adults get some or all of their news through Facebook.