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Hamza Shaban
Facebook researched the affect of its own platform on polarization and found that “Our algorithms exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness,” and then largely shelved its study, the WSJ reports
The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users and how it might address the resulting harms, then largely shelved the research.
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Hamza Shaban May 26
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Once again, Joel Kaplan — a top official in the George W. Bush administration and a friend of Justice Kavanaugh — emerges as a central decision maker inside Facebook, steering the company away from reforms to curb destructive engagement and polarization
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Hamza Shaban May 26
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The WSJ has another report on Facebook execs making hugely important decisions about its platform out of fear of upsetting conservatives — yet more evidence that "working the refs" in big tech is an effective strategy for Trump and his allies.
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Jason Clarke May 26
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Yet another reason why I deleted Facebook. I can tell you I am much better off. I do not miss it at all.
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Dr. Hilarius May 26
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For proof see the video Trump posted today of blackface stereotypes and Joe Biden in a coffin. They are now praying mightily that Trump win in November, because if the Dems take the presidency and both houses, FB will be toast.
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Dr. Augustine Fou - Ad Fraud Investigator May 26
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too inconvenient for revenues and profits
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Family IT Person May 26
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💰 > ⚖️ 🤮
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mitya o May 26
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“Angry people click more”
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Dru Stevenson May 26
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Raymond Gibson ⚖️/☮️ May 26
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If you haven’t already deleted your Facebook account, here’s how:
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