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Facebook said it is further automating its "trending" stories feature, a move that will scale back human input to prevent personal bias from influencing which stories get highlighted. The feature prompted controversy earlier this year, with critics alleging that Facebook's news curators were deliberately omitting stories from politically conservative outlets, allegations the company denied. Facebook said relying more heavily on software will allow the feature to cover a wider scale, while lessening the risk that personal bias could manipulate the list of trending topics.
Brasília (AFP) - All day the elevator operators in Brazil's Senate take politicians on rides, but the senators, they say, are moving the country only in one direction -- down. Humble men literally rubbing shoulders with some of Brazil's most powerful, the elevator operators have a unique window on the upper chamber, where suspended president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment trial is underway. "I've never seen the Senate or the House of Deputies ever vote something that was for the people.