Article Announcement: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Algorithm

I have a new article at MercatorNet on Facebook’s Trending feature and the controversy that just won’t go away. First Facebook came under fire for allegedly removing conservative outlets from their Trending news list. Then people were surprised to learn that Trending has news curators (i.e., journalists) who post the news. Finally, when Facebook fired their curators and made Trending more algorithm-based, some no-so-worthy news items slipped through the filter.