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Facebook responds to Senate inquiry on Trending Topics

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Dennis Masters
May 23, 2016 19:49
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It caused quite a stir, but the allegations regarding Facebook potentially manipulating the Trending Topics isn t over.

After the US Senate Commerce Committee launched its own inquiry into the matter, it became imperative for the social network to respond.

By the time the government inquiry was made almost immediately after the news came to light, Facebook was in the midst of its own investigation into the anonymous allegations and has continued to be proactive, inviting conservatives and others all over the political spectrum to engage in a dialogue with staffers.

Facebook s mission is to allow people to see what is most important to them, so this would go against all the site stands for.

Documentation and training was carefully reviewed.

Further enhancements include using different sources for Trending Topics validation, and not the Media 1K list as done in the past, removing the importance level for a topic and updating the Help Center to shed light into how content is being chosen for Trending Topics.

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