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Facebook's 'related' algorithm made quite a serious slip up today

Robots just don’t understand tact.

AS YOU MAY HAVE noticed on your travels around the internet, Facebook has an algorithm that recommends ‘related’ articles and videos after you click on a link.

Most of the time the ‘related content’ box that pops up underneath contains just that.

But they don’t always get it right, as Twitter user Leo Ó Seachnasaigh observed today.


facebookalgo Source: Twitter/@leoie

Yes, there’s Facebook recommending R Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly as ideal ‘related’ content to a horrific story about ISIS.

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear.

jim-halpert-shock-reaction-listening Source: Gifrific

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