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Facebook announced today that it is killing off its controversial Trending news section next week. "From research, we found that over time people found the product to be less and less useful," Facebook's Head of News Products said.

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.