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Facebook is killing the controversial ‘Trending’ news section it showed on its homepage

Facebook announced on Friday that it planned to remove Trending, a module on the right-hand side of Facebook's desktop site that showed news stories that people were discussing and sharing.

Facebook explains why it got rid of human news editors

Facebook fired human editors to make its Trending news section better for people who don't speak English, News Feed chief Adam Mosseri said on Wednesday.

Facebook changed its trending news section last week, and it’s way less useful now

Facebook altered its Trending Topics section last week. Unfortunately, the new change makes this section of Facebook much less useful than it used to be.

Facebook is still figuring out how to detect fake news stories

A Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider the fake story about Megyn Kelly initially met the company's conditions for promotion in the Trending section.

Facebook promoted a fake story about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly

Facebook's Trending news section highlighted a fake news story about Fox News firing Megyn Kelly for being "a closet liberal who actually wants Hillary to win."

Facebook’s Trending news section is less reliant on humans now

Facebook will no longer have humans write descriptions for stories that appear in its "Trending" news section, the company announced on Friday.