Gone are the short hand-written descriptions of Trending topics, to be replaced by even shorter algorithm-generated blurbs about popular topics circulating on the platform, according to a blog post.
"Our goal is to enable Trending for as many people as possible, which would be hard to do if we relied exclusively on summarizing topics by hand", Facebook wrote in a blog post announcing the changes.
Facebook said in an e-mailed statement that the composition of its Trending team would focus more on technical expertise since it no longer needed editors to write descriptions.
"Our investigation has revealed no evidence of systematic political bias in the selection or prominence of stories included in the Trending Topics feature", Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch said in a letter responding to a query from Republican US Senator John Thune, who chairs the commerce committee.
Users will now see a list of Trending topics, and hovering over them or clicking on them will bring users to content on those topics.
N. Korea says UN condemnation of missile tests 'provocation'
Analysts say the flight showed North Korea has made progress in its push to be able to strike US forces throughout the region. But its development of reliable submarine-launched missiles would add weapons that are harder to detect before liftoff.
France's Sarkozy brands burkinis a "provocation"
Protesters have been demonstrating outside the French embassy in London on Thursday against the heavily criticised burkini ban. . The woman had gone to the beach in Cannes , and said she was given a verbal warning when she refused to remove the headscarf.
And as before, when users hover over an individual topic in the section, they'll see a short description pulled from a main news article or post about it, and if they click on it, they'll see a results pages with articles and posts, ordered based on their popularity. A Gizmodo article claimed the freelance editors responsible for picking the news and writing headlines were favoring liberal topics over conservative ones.
The Trending Topics feature is relatively new to Facebook, having first been launched in 2014. Some pundits were invited to Facebook headquarters to meet with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, who worked to reassure them that the social media site had no political agenda.
It's important to note that Facebook originally claimed its Trending Topics section was sorted by an algorithm.
Our goal is to enable Trending for as many people as possible, which would be hard to do if we relied exclusively on summarizing topics by hand.
Under the new system, employees in charge of the trending section will make sure that the hot topics reflect what people are talking about while avoiding subjects that are mundane. Topics will furthermore remain personalized based on a number of user preferences and interactions.
When Corden pressed Spears about what the song is really about, Spears claimed to not actually know, that it's just a song. Britney even educated James on the not-kid-friendly topic of S&M;, unfortunately sans Rihanna .
And this is exactly why his transfer was so much appreciated by millions of Manchester United fans across the globe. The former United assistant manager will face the club for the first time since leaving in 2013.
The stolen pickup authorities said he was driving was a white 2002 GMC Sierra with the Minnesota license plate 107 KMT. Cruze also reported that the suspect Anderson had been located earlier and arrested in the rural area.
It's not pretty, but Best Buy is finding a way to survive the Amazon. (NYSE: BBY ) paid a total of $0.28 per share in dividends. You can chalk that up to the fact that Best Buy has never lost its ability to confound Wall Street expectations in a good way.
Bolt said achieving his " triple triple " - three consecutive Olympic golds in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m - will make him immortal. It was his slowest time in his three Olympic 100m finals, but it was fast enough to beat Justin Gatlin by.08 seconds.
More information should be coming on Tuesday, given that this is when the entirety of the cast will be officially revealed. The reason why he revealed such a limited lineup is due to the fact that he was not allowed to divulge the entire lineup.
The country is known to not have a lot of things we take for granted- a democratic government, freedom of expression, internet. As Variety reports , citing NK News , the service runs on a dedicated streaming box similar to the Apple TV or Roku.
Also speaking atthe press conference, Diaz welcomed the possibility of another rematch with McGregor, this time at 155 pounds. What should the UFC do with its biggest star next? McGregor did not end up retiring, but UFC did drop him from the card.
In 2016, Tesla received almost 400,000 pre-orders for its Model 3 , which will have a consumer-friendly starting price of $35,000. Tesla has raised the bar once again with the next phase of the Model S and Model X, introducing the P100D package.
As the investigation continues, it appears the NCAA's committee on infractions would hear the Ole Miss case until next year. Those recruited players were granted immunity from potential NCAA punishment if they were truthful in their interviews.
We are definitely looking forward to the release of Britney's Lifetime movie; a wonderful way to honor the pop princess. With all of this attention on the pop-star, Lifetime has chose to push a Britney Spears biopic into the 2017 schedule.
However, winning the group stage like in 2012 against the reigning Champions League winners won't be an easy feat to replicate. So we could have a North London derby in the Champions League? "It is a delightful group, equally hard and attractive".
The value in this approach comes not only from seeing the league's evidence but also from preserving Harrison's responses. "If that's the case, then somebody could come out and say James Harrison is a pedophile", Harrison said .
Perse I/GCSE results have improved in each of the last five years and are now consistently some of the very best in the country. The figures show that close to 60 per cent of pupils achieved A* to C passes in five or more GCSEs, including English and maths.
In 2015, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal, citing errors of law in the verdict, increased the charge to murder. OSCAR Pistorius' six-year-jail term can not be challenged, South African prosecutors have been told.
The U.S. blood donation system is massive with about one million units of blood collected from each month. Raoult Ratard, state epidemiologist said none of these cases are related to the recent flooding event.
Rounding out the pre-show was Sheamus taking on Cesaro in the first of a best-of-seven series of matches. Owens: Actually, I think it was announced this afternoon that Sami's going to be on the kickoff show.
That was my main focus - just doing it for my people. "I think it is all about loving one another", she said. And the really good news is that the new Olympic champion is keen on making the 400m a part of her schedule.
Facebook couldn't look even if it wanted to since WhatsApp messages are end-to-end encrypted with the encryption golden standard. You're likely to see more people you recognise or have some form of communication with in the "People You May Know" section.
He said there was a need to identify the trouble mongers and also counselling the "misguided youth" against taking to violence. Around forty other people were injured in violent actions of Indian police and troops against the protesters.
MacDonald will no doubt be pushed near the top of the list to face current Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov. Reports say that MacDonald and the UFC were not able to come to an agreement regarding the fighter's contract.
Mongeluzzi , include 14 fans who were attending the concert and three workers at the BB&T; Pavilion along the Delaware Riverfront. Representatives for the stars and Live Nation have yet to comment on the case. "That's the setup, and that's the failure".
The company has been working on revamping its stores and improving sales staff training to convert browsers into buyers. Non-GAAP EPS came in $0.57, up from $0.49 during the prior-year period and $0.14 better than analysts were expecting.