Facebook Has Decided To Kill Off The Trending Topics Section

In yet another effort to take control of the flow of information on their platform, Facebook has decided to kill off the “trending topics” section which was once so popular with users.  Instead, new sections will be promoted that include content from “trusted” providers

Facebook announced on Friday 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.

Instead, Facebook says it’s pivoting to focus on a handful of other efforts, including live-streaming news coverage. New services will replace Trending, with a focus on pushing breaking news “from trustworthy and quality sources.”

Does this move make sense, or is it just more censorship?

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