Misinformation and News Feed Visibility

Algorithms are used in social media platforms like Facebook to select what to make most visible in people’s news feeds, reinforcing what they already consume based on their profile and interests. This can be gamed to deliberately show misleading information to serve various agendas.

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Discrimination through optimization: How Facebook’s ad delivery can lead to skewed outcomes

The enormous financial success of online advertising platforms is partially due to the precise targeting features they offer. Although researchers and journalists have found many ways that advertisers can target – or exclude – particular groups of users seeing their ads, comparatively little attenti… Ad-delivery is controlled by the advertising platform (eg. Facebook) and researchers […]

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