Sacking of human editors sees a surge of fake news stories on social networking site
Lead Newscaster: Transfer Deadline Day sees David Luiz move to West Didsbury and Chorlton.
Second Newscaster: Donald Trump plans to build a wall around the M25 motorway.
Lead Newscaster: Also tonight… Hillary Clinton appeals to Brexiteers at a Manchester conference.
Second Newscaster: Facebook under fire for fake news feeds.
Lead Newscaster: Also in sport, crown green bowls is set to become an Olympic sport.
Spot the genuine news story of the quintet of headlines: it is the fourth news item in our sketch. This week, Net Sixty Six have learned about Facebook’s fake news feeds. The social networking giant has fired eighteen editorial contractors. This has seen a move towards the greater use of algorithms for the site’s trending topics. Read more »