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.
— Jessica Contrera (@mjcontrera) September 9, 2016