The trouble with Facebook's 'Trending Topics'

Facebook has been under fire for filtering out some conservative points of view in its Trending Topics list of news stories. Though that's a problem, I'd argue that the real issue is that Facebook led us all to believe Trending Topics is something that it's not.

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  1. First, some background.
  2. I took to Twitter to express a few thoughts.
  3. And as I would also point out, we've learned that Trending Topics is a combination of algorithms, personalization, and human intervention. We had been led to believe it wasn't any of those things.
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