Every user of social networks sees content custom-tailored for him or her. But who decides what will be interesting to whom? DW explains how the algorithms on social networks do their job.
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Rioters mobilized to storm the US Capitol predominantly on social media. When Facebook, Twitter and other major networks started removing the most extreme posts, users migrated to platforms like Parler and MeWe.
The internet has become more important than ever in the pandemic. But fake news, online threats and insults are leading to an "erosion of democracy across the board," and solutions are not easy to implement.
The internet giants that regulate our data and our attention breed a dangerous societal polarization. Today's Safer Internet Day is a symbolic start to combating it, but nowhere near enough, argues Matthias von Hein.
Financial regulators are taking a deeper look into investment apps like Robinhood. Critics say their game-like features make them addictive and that young traders don't realize the real financial risk.
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