(ABCNEWS.GO) — After facing accusations that Facebook's staff were being biased in their selection of stories for prominent placement on users’ newsfeeds, the company has announced that it is streamlining its “Trending” module so that the selection of topics is more automated.
The social media giant said that the selection of stories would be “more algorithmically driven,” and would no longer features a description written by human beings -- just a topic.
For more information, users will have to hover over a topic with their mouse, at which point they will see a snippet from “an automatically selected original news story.”
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Humans will continue to oversee the software selection to ensure that topics selected are indeed newsworthy and not about everyday -- some might say banal -- topics like “#lunch,” according to a blog post on the company’s website.