Monday, October 21, 2019

Facebook Is Algorithmic Amplification Optimized For Outrage

I'm offended. I haven't read the article yet...because I am so outraged.

The problem is that Facebook doesn’t offer free speech; it offers free amplification. No one would much care about anything you posted to Facebook, no matter how false or hateful, if people had to navigate to your particular page to read your rantings, as in the very early days of the site.