The Bizarre Obsessions and Biases That Rule Facebook’s Trending News (Broadly/VICE)

A portrait of its author(s) emerges fairly quickly: They’re totally obsessed with sports. Almost all questions are answered with references to sports, and sports are specifically addressed as the object of trending topics more than anything else. Relatedly, page 16 in the Guardian version, which contains mentions of Hillary Clinton, Shirley Manson, and Tyra Banks, is the only place in the entire document that acknowledges the existence of women.

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