Algorithm Victorious

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I’ve been waiting for this day for more than two years: the day that Andy Borowitz, a human fake news algorithm that also happened to generate the acting career of Will Smith, conquers the New Yorker’s website by authoring all five of the site’s most popular stories. There have been a few close calls in the past, where Borowitz has managed to occupy four of the five slots, but never before, to my knowledge, has he managed a clean sweep.

Two days ago, the New Yorker published a some-twenty-thousand-plus-word exclusive by Lawrence Wright about the efforts made by families to have their children returned from captivity in Syria. It is, as of publishing, no longer on the front page.

(via Dan Phiffer)