The danger of automated story recommendations

WordPress and several other sites now offer “stories you might also find interesting,” ie what a recommendation engine thinks are similar articles to one you just read.

These don’t always work out according to plan. Looks like some might rely a bit much on key words. Check out two screenshots below from an article on Mashable related to the recent stabbing spree in Tokyo.

First, the article:

Now..the “related entries”:

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