Alex Hardiman who is the head of Facebook's news products said, "We're removing Trending soon to make way for future news experiences on Facebook, while making sure the news they see on Facebook is from trustworthy and quality sources."
FB had live people updating it but when that changed, so did the news featured and turned fake and misleading. Trending will be removed some time this week.
Hard Questions: What’s Facebook’s Strategy for Stopping False News? https://t.co/euHyRv874Y— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) May 23, 2018