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Facebook’s bots are still highlighting fake news in its Trending section

Facebook recently put bots in charge of picking articles for its Trending section – a decision that was met with backlash after it was found that the algorithms had surfaced a fake report about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, within days of being implemented. Several weeks later, it seems the problem still hasn’t been fixed: The Washington Post has been following Facebook’s Trending topics from August 31 to September 22 and found five fake stories, as well as three grossly inaccurate reports highlighted by the social network’s automated system.
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