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  • 01.25.17

Facebook says Trending changes won’t incorporate a publisher blacklist

As has been well-chronicled, one of the most frustrating dynamics of the 2016 election cycle was the spread of “fake news” across social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. No matter what side of the political aisle you were on, you doubtless were bombarded with articles of dubious origin, often posted by your own friends or family members. Today, Facebook said it was making changes to the algorithms that govern its trending news section in an attempt to clean up the quality of articles that get enough traction to trend.