9/11, or September 11th is a date that will be remembered in American history forever, but Facebook thinks otherwise. We all know how to Boeing 747 plane flew into the two towers of the World Trade Centre on this date many years ago and cost houses of lines to be lost. Apparently Facebook has a new theory about this all together. People have said that Facebook has promoted stories that the attacks of the World Trade Centre for caused by bombs and snot planes. This shocking error came as a huge disgust for the Americans. Almost every citizen of America has a sentimental value today’s date. Not all of them have lost some near and dear ones here but this incident has caused the laws of the lives of many fellow citizens because of which it is a sensitive issue. Facebook making an error on a sensitive topic has spelt disaster.
But if you go on to analyse how this error occurred you will be able to link this event with the previous move by Facebook to remove humans from editing the trending stories column and footing computers in their place to do the job instead. Obviously, the computers were not really able to distance between a flying plane or a bomb hitting a building. Hence the error. This being one of the worst terrorist attacks that ever took place in America, has attracted a lot of negative notions and comments on other social media especially on Twitter. Comments full of sarcasm have Self the ports praising Facebook for their wonderful move of replacing humans who have the capacity to think rationally with computers who only depend on bits of data from here and there.
FB spokespeople were quick to respond to these comments. Although they did not really defend their moves all apologize directly to the people, they did indirectly acknowledge their mistake and removed all the wrong post about the event at World Trade Centre and are trying their best to have it rectified. This would definitely be a mistake that Facebook will remember. It might consider now comma having humans to do the job of editing the trending section rather than giving it to a bunch of computers.