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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 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 altered its Trending Topics section last week. Unfortunately, the new change makes this section of Facebook much less useful than it used to be.
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'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 will no longer have humans write descriptions for stories that appear in its "Trending" news section, the company announced on Friday.