Here’s Why Facebook Fired The Team Behind Trending Topics: It’s Another Case Of Human vs …

Advertisement Facebook has axed the editorial team responsible for writing the story descriptions that show up in the Trending Topics section, according to sources who spoke with Quartz. The team of 15 to 18 contractors, hired via a third party, were notified of the termination at 4 p.m. then asked to leave the premises by 5 p.m. on the same day. Some members of the editorial team were said to have been working on Trending Topics for a year and a half now. Trending Topics: Human vs Machine Intelligence With the editorial team fired, Facebook will now rely primarily on computer algorithms to vet the topics that are generating a buzz on the social network. This is only one of the many ways Facebook is deploying machine intelligence to understand how…


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