It’s Time to End ‘Trending’

It’s a worthless metric that online platforms use as a crutch

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Feb 23, 2018 · 4 min read
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By Brian Feldman

In the wake of last week’s Parkland high-school shooting, right-wing conspiracy theorists are pushing the ludicrous story that the teenage survivors speaking out against gun violence are “crisis actors” — dupes hired to pretend to be victims of tragedy. Earlier this…

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