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Sen. Ed Markey wrote a scathing letter to Mark Zuckerberg condemning Facebook groups as ‘breeding grounds for hate’ and ‘venues for coordination of violence’

Sen. Ed Markey wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg condemning Facebook’s practice of recommending political groups to people. “Facebook’s system of recommending political groups poses grave threats to American democracy and public safety,” Markey wrote. The letter references the siege on the US Capitol on January 6 – insurrectionists were […]
Sen. Ed Markey wrote a scathing letter to Mark Zuckerberg condemning Facebook groups as ‘breeding grounds for hate’ and ‘venues for coordination of violence’
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Zuckerberg reportedly brushed aside internal research that showed Facebook exposed users to more and more extreme views, saying he never wanted the topic brought to him again

Facebook conducted internal efforts in 2016 and 2018 to examine whether the platform’s algorithm was encouraging the polarization and the proliferation of extremist content, according to The Wall Street Journal. Though Facebook’s experts found that the platform contributed to divisive rhetoric, senior executives dismissed proposed changes, some which would adversely […]
Zuckerberg reportedly brushed aside internal research that showed Facebook exposed users to more and more extreme views, saying he never wanted the topic brought to him again
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Here’s why an AI expert says job recruiting sites promote employment discrimination

Data science consultant Cathy O’Neil said discrimination in hiring starts with job advertising sites like LinkedIn, Monster.com, Facebook, and ZipRecruiter. In an interview with Business Insider, O’Neil said that by focusing on demographic data, algorithms used by job sites often prevent qualified people from ever seeing job openings. O’Neil said […]
Here’s why an AI expert says job recruiting sites promote employment discrimination