Facebook finally kills its terrible Trending news section

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In a surprising Friday news dump, Facebook announced it will remove the Trending news section from its website and app. 

The company says its users are increasingly consuming news through mobile and video, and it will begin to focus its attention on those two categories. The Trending section will be removed for all users by next week.

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In a statement, the company said:

Facebook says it’s exploring new ways to help people stay informed about up-to-the-minute news events including things like working with 80 publishers to add a new breaking news label to posts on in the News Feed. Read more…

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