Facebook Post: 2020-10-22T10:35:57

TLDR – Facebook tweaked its algorithm to support conservative news sites and suppress “liberal” news sites, at the behest of Republican lobbyists. Arguably the Western world’s most influential media platform was putting its thumb on the scale of what influences you, while simultaneously denying it. Did they do something similar in the UK, where they’ve also seen a situation similar to ours? Other countries? Social media won’t go away, but we should really re-consider how we approach the medium before we let it destroy our country on behalf of profit.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-mark-zuckerberg-learned-politics-11602853200

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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