Facebook News Curation Algorithm Training


In this Gizmodo piece on Facebook’s trending news curation project we find out that:

  • Facebook hired a bunch of contractors (likely out-of-work journalists)
  • to do basic curation of trending news items
  • worked them really hard
  • replaced most of them with an algorithm

TL;DR Technology progress happened. As usual. No one is surprised.

See also John Gruber’s take.

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