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Linked: How Facebook and Twitter’s Content Moderation Could Open a Legal ‘Pandora’s Box’

I would tend to agree with this statement, because it all started with the algorithm, the point where all of these platforms took it upon themselves to decide what to show you. ““The more extensive you make the guidelines, the more selectively you enforce them, the more discretion you start to exercise over your platform,…

Linked: Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts to Reduce Focus on Vanity Metrics
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Linked: Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts to Reduce Focus on Vanity Metrics

This is, probably, a decent idea, but I have a question for Instagram, and Twitter for that matter. Look at the rationale for getting rid of “likes”: “”Testing a Change to How You See Likes – We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this…

Linked – Free Speech Is Not the Same As Free Reach
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Linked – Free Speech Is Not the Same As Free Reach

This is really the problem with social media algorithms, not outright censorship: TO SEE HOW this algorithm amplification works, simply look to RT, or Russia Today, a Russian state-owned propaganda outlet that’s also among the most popular YouTube presences. RT has amassed more than 6 billion views across 22 channels, more than MSNBC and Fox…

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Linked – Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds

One of my favorite tools for keeping Facebook from becoming a frustrating mess is going away. “Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds sometime today, according to a message posted in the Facebook app. The feature allowed users to scroll through only those posts from one of their designated friend lists — for example, family,…