Facebook riddled with algorithm flaws | Citypress

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Facebook tolerates lies and racism because hatred and rage are profitable, writes Sonali Kolhatkar.

“We already knew that hate speech, bigotry, lies about Covid-19, about the pandemic, about the [US] election and about a number of other issues were prolific across Facebook’s platforms. What we didn’t know was the extent of what Facebook knew.”

Facebook tolerates lies and racism because hatred and rage are profitable, writes Sonali Kolhatkar.

Mark Zuckerberg says it’s not possible to catch every piece of harmful content without infringing on people’s freedoms in a way that I don’t think we’d be comfortable with as a society. Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesJakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

VOICESThe 37-year-old data scientist and whistle-blower, who resigned from Facebook earlier this year, explained how the company knew that its algorithms took users down extremist paths. Facebook, according to Haugen, created test accounts that followed Donald Trump, his wife Melania, Fox News and a local news outlet.

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Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images VOICES The 37-year-old data scientist and whistle-blower, who resigned from Facebook earlier this year, explained how the company knew that its algorithms took users down extremist paths. Facebook, according to Haugen, created test accounts that followed Donald Trump, his wife Melania, Fox News and a local news outlet. The group tracks and monitors food prices in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, the Western Cape and the Northern Cape, and analyses how this affects poor families who depend on social grants and income that is less than the national minimum wage. Support independent journalism Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. All the football talk today in South Africa is about Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye, who awarded Ghana a “dubious” penalty, resulting in Bafana Bafana losing their recent World Cup qualifier 1-0. You can cancel any time. Smith: Grants should be doubled this month, not next month, because people can get discounts this month that they would not get next month. .