Facebook’s article recommendation engine could use some serious work

If you use Facebook with any regularity, you’ve probably noticed that clicking on an article will often prompt the social media service to suggest “Related Article”s in which you might be interested.

So it happened that when I clicked on article published via The Times of Israel titled “Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet”, Facebook presented a rather curious choice of “Related Article”:

Vegan vegetarian

I mean, seriously Facebook, why are you showing me an article about Hitler’s vegetarian diet when the original Times of Israel article was actually all about vegans??


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