I can’t actually follow The New York Times or Buzzfeed or Fox News on Facebook. “Follow” is a misleading term. All I can do is click a button that says “hey if one of their stories is super popular, maybe think about showing it to me.”
I’m Sorry Mr. Zuckerberg, But You Are Wrong
Rick Webb
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I am as liberal as it gets, and that should be no secret to Facebook, but on multiple occasions (all of them after Facebook fired its human editors), every single one of the three “trending” stories picked for my personal tastes was from Breitbart, a site I’d sooner set myself on fire than visit. Many were false and most were misleading or, at best, totally irrelevant. I don’t know what the hell is going on behind the scenes, but if Facebook’s algorithm can’t figure out based on my posts, likes and shares from the past decade that I loathe the right wing and everything it stands for, that does not say good things about that algorithm.

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