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More proof that Facebook helped destroy America (and beyond).

Five points for anger, one for a ‘like’: How Facebook’s formula fostered rage and misinformation

The company’s data scientists confirmed in 2019 that posts that sparked angry reaction emoji were disproportionately likely to include misinformation, toxicity, and low-quality news.

That means Facebook for three years systematically amped up some of the worst of its platform, making it more prominent in users’ feeds, and spreading it to a much wider audience.

The power of the algorithmic promotion undermined the efforts of Facebook’s content moderators and integrity teams, who were fighting an uphill battle against toxic and harmful content.


Apunzelle 7 Apr 27

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...and Twitter, Instagram, tictoc and the rest of them.


That a few "integrity team" decide what is "toxic and harmful" to the rest of us is called censorship.

puff Level 8 Apr 28, 2022

It's an insidious, vile organization.


A damage assessment in dollars should be made and impose that amount along with a sizable penalty as an equivalent windfall profits tax. The annual penalty to be exponentially increased unless the company fixes its behavior. Zuckerberg is another kleptocrat strongly eligible for the Lottery, and who should be bankrupted (Magnitsky-style) as a warning to others.


To keep people engaged, you have to push their buttons.

You can make them laugh, but that doesn't last long.
You can make them cry, but they get immune to it.
Anger is the think that can be easily stoked for a long period of time.

Facebook takes advantage of it.
Fox News takes advantage of it.
MSNBC and CNN take advantage of it.

The same formula is used by all of them.

BD66 Level 8 Apr 27, 2022
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