Author: Yuchao Zhao & Yijie Xu

Power & Democracy

Don’t make algorithms notorious

Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, provided extensive internal information to the British Parliament in October 2021, alleging that her old company’s products were harming children, fomenting ethnic rivalry and undermining democracy. Facebook started using algorithms to earn money at an early stage, by pushing the extreme content to users to provoke people’s anger […]

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