YouTube uses algorithms to target recommendations for videos at the users to keep them on the site as long as possible. This favors extreme videos which have many comments, which, in turn, tends to radicalize viewers.
A new report reignites the idea that social media users can be manipulated by misinformation, enabling a variety of actors to trigger violence between different groups. Morgan Meaker reports.
Can the likes of Facebook go from 'move fast and break things' to 'move thoughtfully and fix things?' A conversation with David Ryan Polgar about social media consumption, regulation and perverse financial incentives.
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