'I would question the ethical integrity of an editorial team that answers to Mark Zuckerberg': A former member of Facebook's Trending team weighs in on the company's latest effort to tackle news

Posted On: Aug 22, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

'I would question the ethical integrity of an editorial team that answers to Mark Zuckerberg': A former member of Facebook's Trending team weighs in on the company's latest effort to tackle news

Facebook is hiring full-time journalists to pick top stories for a planned news section, News Tab, in a shift from its erstwhile Trending section, which was staffed by contractors. They were fired in 2016 after Gizmodo reported that the team was ideologically driven.
Business Insider talked to Adam Schrader, a former member of the Trending team, about his experience there. Schrader has not worked with Facebook for nearly three years and has no direct knowledge of Facebook's plans.
Schrader said he thinks Facebook should operate like a traditional newsroom, with checks and balances and fact-checking.
Facebook's Campbell Brown said Facebook would apply lessons from Trending. Facebook has said that the news tab would use a new algorithm and that its journalists would be independent of the employees who are signing publishers up to provide their news to the section.

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