CU Taboo: The Facebook conundrum

The CU Independent’s controversial news podcast is back and revamped.

For the semester’s first episode, co-hosts Jordyn Siemens and Xandra McMahon take on the recent controversy surrounding Facebook’s “Trending” sidebar. After eliminating its team of contractors who moderated this sidebar, Facebook brought in a computerized algorithm to do the same job — which came with a multitude of its own problems.

CU Taboo is here to clarify the controversy.

Contact CU Independent CU Taboo hosts Jordyn Siemens and Xandra McMahon at and Follow them on Twitter @Jordyn_siemens and @xanmcmahon. 

CU Independent

The CU Independent, or CUI for short, is the student news outlet for the University of Colorado at Boulder. We cover news, sports, politics, opinion, arts and entertainment and more. Our mission is to provide news and commentary that’s for students and by students — about the things we care about.

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