Facebook’s controversial “Trending” section set off more internet chatter when, on the actual day of the 9/11 attacks anniversary, the phrase was missing from the much-talked about part of the social media giant.
Last month, humans were removed from processing trending stories to promote on their site. When it comes to America’s worst terrorist attack, the algorithm installed in their place may have made another bad error. Along with several social media users, The Washington Post notes that when users went to click on the “September 11th Anniversary” trending topic, they were taken to a so-called “9/11 truther.”
The site promotes the conspiracy notion that bombs and not terrorist-hijacked planes brought down the Twin Towers in Manhattan now 16 years ago.