Facebook's trending topics are having (another) bad day. The social network allowed the hashtag #RepealThe19th to be shown in its trending news column in the US on Thursday. Taken at face value, the hashtag suggests that the idea of repealing of women's right to vote is a popular one.
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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.