The New Yorker‘s social media editor Saira Khan went ballistic in a lengthy Twitter rant about her experience as a Facebook curator. Her tirade comes just three days after Facebook fired all human curators from its trending news operation.
Today, Facebook announced that human curators will no longer write short descriptions that accompany trending topics on the site. Instead, the company will rely on an algorithmic process to “pull excerpts directly from stories”. The company also said it will stop using human curators to sort through the news.
Facebook’s Trending news section includes topics that aren’t actually trending on Facebook, according to a statement from the company yesterday.