Twitter’s trending section is an extra hellish minefield during the pandemic



Twitter's trending section is an extra hellish minefield during the pandemic

Even on its best day, Twitter’s trending section wasn’t exactly a stellar feature. 

Seemingly dropped from an unfeeling algorithm in the sky, the tab has nearly always been filled with out-of-context names, random nonsense-phrases from the president, and — oh yeah — some lovely disinformation

But in the age of coronavirus, holy hell is it bad. Like bad bad. 

Every day, it’s a new name entirely divorced from context. In a panic, you rush to see: Did they die!? Do they have the virus!?

Sometimes, you’re rewarded with a phew. Other times, not so much. 

The other day Lizzo and Dave Grohl were both trending and I was like no way and yes, luckily, no way. But a couple of days ago it was Fred Willard and SHIT, NO, NORead more…

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