A simple research study demonstrated how FB’s algorithm readily amplify extremist political viewpoints on the left and right. The root cause is that FB optimizes for time spent engaged with FB – and does not optimize for what you may wish to see. The result is FB optimizes to keep you perpetually outraged.
Facebook settles with the U.S. government over reserving 2,600 jobs for temporary imported H-1B visa workers, excluding all U.S. residents from consideration for those jobs.
Oldest trick in the regulatory book: Once the government starts discussing regulation of social media, Facebook steps up with its own proposals (of course), which, as is typical of much regulation, work to preserve entrenched incumbents while harming competitors and largely stopping new competitors from forming.
Should a newspaper’s reporting be funded by a “community-based” “non-profit” agenda focused and driven organization that advocates for specific outcomes?
Bend, Oregon TV station KTVZ-21 ran a false news report destroying a local McDonald’s, falsely claiming they had refused food service to firefighters. The story spread nationally, plus was widely shared on social media and led to condemnation and threats against the staff (3 quit due to the threats). KTVZ has still not apologized to anyone for their fake news report. This story took place in my backyard. My fuse for garbage journalism is very short; I no longer consider KTVZ a reliable source for local news.
It would be news if CNN were caught running an actual, true news story.
Automated facial recognition has a high false positive rate and amounts to automated racism.
Twitter argues that access to, apparently, Twitter is a “human right”. Yet Twitter itself frequently cuts others off of Twitter for bizarre reasons. This tweet by Twitter does not seem to have been well thought out.
Google’s head of diversity has been re-assigned after old blog posts showed him denigrating Jews and possibly making inappropriate comments about the LGBTQ+ community. Old blog posts and tweets have resulted in many losing their jobs.
Facebook and Twitter are idea and knowledge suppression services. You are permitted to discuss only what billionaires allow you to discuss.