The Curious case of FB Trending Topics. Why a sudden doubt ?

Gizmodo has questioned influence of news curators on FB's Trending Topics.

Facebook is accused by a few publishing companies for suppressing conservative media in its Trending Topic list lead by Gizmodo. As per the matter, Facebook CEO admits its Trending Section Includes topics Not actually Trending on Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg in his last post has jumped into the issue stating “We have found no evidence that this report is true. If we find anything against our principles, you have my commitment that we will take additional steps to address it.” Although biassed news is seen quite often but this accusation on Facebook seems to be a big deal where its CEO has to step into the matter for the sake of its open image.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the 2013 TechCrunch Disrupt conference on September 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The TechCruch Disrupt Conference runs through September 11. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

“The reason I care so much about this is that it gets to the core of everything Facebook is and everything I want it to be. Every tool we build is designed to give more people a voice and bring our global community together.” Zuckerberg wrote in his Thursday Facebook post.

The matter has now being made hot by confirmation of sources that Facebook Trends are not set by algorithms but are put by Editors.

Hence, the things may go a long way.

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