Popular social media site, Facebook has changed its ‘Trending’ feature and has said that it will be no more depending upon manual editor and would focus more on technical expertise.
‘Trending’ feature shows users the most-talked about stories and topics on the top right-hand corner of Facebook's home page with one-sentence descriptions.
Now, in order to maintain neutrality, Facebook has decided that manual editors won’t be writing one line description, instead, the feature will only show topics and number of people discussing it.
The social media giant decided to that drop one line description after Republican members of the U.S. Congress in the month of May, demanded for more transparency.
Facebook maintains it is a neutral platform, but its political influence has come under scrutiny, especially as its user base swells.
After the May news report first surfaced, Facebook, in a lengthy blog post explained the function and working of Trending feature. Less than two weeks later, the company said it changed some procedures and outlined those changes in an effort to be more transparent.