Facebook plans to give users more controls over what they see
Category: Health, Science & TechnologyVia: hallux • 2 weeks ago • 5 comments
By: Sara Fischer,
Between the lines: The op-ed also addressed popular perceptions about why Facebook uses algorithms to push content to users in the first place.
- Clegg dismissed the idea that the company uses algorithms to intentionally push divisive content to users, and instead argued that the company has tried to downplay sensational content by offering users with additional context around sensitive events, like the pandemic or the election, and filtering out eye-catching spam.
- “The reality is, it’s not in Facebook’s interest — financially or reputationally — to continually turn up the temperature and push users towards ever more extreme content,” he writes