How “Engagement” Makes You Vulnerable to Manipulation and Misinformation on Social Media
Facebook has been quietly experimenting with reducing the amount of political content it puts in users’ news feeds. The move is a tacit acknowledgment that the way the company’s algorithms work can be a problem. Read more at Nieman Lab.
Misinformation on Facebook Got Six Times More Clicks Than Factual News During the 2020 Election, Study Says
A new study of user behavior on Facebook around the 2020 election is likely to bolster critics’ long-standing arguments that the company’s algorithms fuel the spread of misinformation over more trustworthy sources. Read more at Washington Post.