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Facebook features conspiracy theory as top story on 9/11 anniversary “trending topic”

It hasn’t been a good day for Facebook. First, the social network was slammed for deleting posts that included an iconic Vietnam War photo. Now, it’s taking heat for featuring a conspiracy theory as its top story on the “September 11th Anniversary” trending topic. The story linked to a Daily Star article, which was breathlessly teased as containing footage that “proves bombs were planted in Twin Towers.” The story promoted the conspiracy theory that the towers fell due to a “controlled demolition.”

The article has since disappeared from Facebook’s page for the topic, reports The Hill, but not before plenty of users expressed their anger. 

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