Tech

Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

Facebook’s internal research found that it encouraged polarization, but Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives rejected ideas aimed at fixing the problem, The Wall Street Journal reported. One report concluded that Facebook’s algorithms “exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness,” according to The Journal. But Zuckerberg and Facebook’s policy chief, […]
Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions
News

Here’s how liberal or conservative consumers of major news outlets are

A new report found that major American news outlets have more politically polarised audiences than their counterparts in any other country. Notably, liberal audiences consume news from a wide variety of outlets, while just one outlet – Fox News – captures the vast majority of conservative news consumers. And right-leaning […]
Here’s how liberal or conservative consumers of major news outlets are