Facebook algorithms damaging democracy?


IT WAS A SCRUM AND THE MARKET BOUNCED A LITTLE BIT AFTER THAT SCRUM SESSION AT THE WHITE HOUSE. NOW THIS, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” CEO, THE CEO OF “THE NEW YORK TIMES” SAYS THAT FACEBOOK — FACEBOOK’S FAKE NEWS ALGORITHM WILL DAMAGE DEMOCRACY. THAT’S WHAT HE SAYS, THE GUY AT “THE NEW YORK TIMES”. IAN MYERS IS WITH US. HE’S BEEN ON THE SHOW SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE. CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT EXACTLY IS THE TIMES GUY SAYING ABOUT ALGORITHMS TAKING OVER NEWS BUSINESS?>>SOFTWARE THAT CONTROLS WHAT WE SEE IS ESSENTIALLY A BLOCK BOX, NOBODY HAS ANY IDEA WHAT’S GOING IN OR HOW STORIES ARE BEING PICKED TO GO OUT. THAT’S THE BIGGEST ISSUE. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF MAJOR NEWSPAPER WITH A GUY THAT NOBODY KNEW, REPORTERS WERE SLIDING STORIES UNDER THE DOOR AND SOME STORIES CAME OUT AND SOME STAYED IN. STUART: THE CENSORSHIP IF YOU CAN PUT IT LIKE THAT IT’S ALGORITHM.>>SELECTION. TAUTER TAUTER CALCULATION.>>THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT WE ARE NOT SURE HOW OR WHY THINGS ARE BEING ELECTED. STUART: WE ARE NOT GETTING FREE FLOW OF ALL THE NEWS –>>THAT’S EXACTLY THE POINT. WHAT HE’S TRYING TO SAY DEMOCRACY DEPENDS ON EXPOSURE TO DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES AND WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON EVERY SIDE OF THE AISLE DISCUSSING ISSUES, LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER, THAT’S THE IMPORTANT POINT. DEMOCRACY IN ORDER TO FLOURISH NEEDS DIVERSITY AND PERSPECTIVES AND IF IT’S FEEDING YOU MORE AND MORE OF WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE IT ISN’T A GOOD EXPERIENCE. STUART: ON A SIMILAR VEIN HERE, FACEBOOK EXECUTIVES, THEY WILL MEET TODAY WITH GOP LEADERSHIP AND THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CENSORSHIP OF CONSERVATIVE OPINION. WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT ALL OF THIS?>>I MEAN, THE ALGORITHMS ARE BEING BASED ON WHAT THEY LIKE. RIGHT AFTER PEOPLE BEGAN TO COMPLAIN HEAVILY ABOUT SEN CORING THE CONSERVATIVE NEWS, WHETHER THAT’S A RESPONSE TO THAT I’M NOT SURE BUT I THINK THE USERS OF FACEBOOK ARE SEEING MORE OF WHAT THEY LIKE AND IT’S MORE OF THE TENDING TO BE LEFT STORIES WHICH ARE THE CENTRAL MEDIA. STUART: YOU’RE THE EXACT OPPOSITE. LET ME TRY TO, NEWSPICK U.S. YOU BRING OPINION FROM ALL SIDES AND YOU ALGAMATE TO YOUR WEBSITE.>>YOU’RE ON IPHONE AND ANDROID, YOU CAN SEE THE STORIES THAT YOU WANT TO READ, IT’S BEING SELECT BID USERS, OUR PEOPLE PICKING THE NEWS AND SO YOU DON’T HAVE THE PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSPARENCY. YOU CAN SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE READING WHICH STORIES AND IT’S MUCH CLEARER. STUART: NEWSPICK’S.U.S.>>OR FIND US IN APP STORE. [LAUGHTER]>>BIG BOOST AFTER THE SHOW LAST TIME. I ALMOST DOUBLED RECORD. STUART: DID YOU REALLY?>>YES, WE DID. ASHLEY: DON’T GET HIM STARTED.

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  1. Facebook shouldn't be used as a political tool,it's suppose to be for family and friends, corrupt people are using it for propaganda.

  2. Of course, but isn't it exactly what American citizens are tolerating?! Wake Up America!!! Sound your voices EVERYWHERE! Period

  3. You have to be an idiot to be registered to Facebook. Yeah let me catalog my most personal moments on a liberal network. Hell no…..

  4. Is Zuckerberg from this planet? Take a close look at his photo during testimony…extraterrestrial much?

  5. This has been known about for months. No one seems to care about liberal democrats privately enforcing Nazi Germany era media regulation. Oh well. I guess there goes our country. Say goodbye

  6. Algorithms are used in Facebook and Twitter…both platforms run by liberal lunatics that silence conservative voices. Twitter put me in an echo chamber and Facebook obliterated anything remotely conservative on my feed. Stating, it was hate speech. I got rid of both.

  7. Facebook is dead.
    Consider that Facebook doesn’t MAKE anything, but is worth billions. In other words, the people who use Facebook, they are the product that’s being sold for profit.

  8. The proof is in the pudding. Watch what comes out. When Fake News from the left comes out regularly you will know it’s a slight of hand censorship of Conservative thoughts and prayers, I mean thoughts and ideals!

  9. I strongly agree, the black-box nature of these algorithms is a big problem for democracy.
    I don't trust this other guy's app either. He says he is bringing balance. Why should you take one guy's word on it? And "users" is worse than one guy, unless your verification techniques are more elaborate for than for electoral rolls! Instead of one guy, it would controlled by anonymous bodies who know how to game the system.

    One solution could be an implementation of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_media (no I don't mean MSNBC 🙂 )

    For example, an hour long news program. Time slices is equally assigned to all politicians, including failed candidates, according to how many votes they received. The show consists of 5-10 minute clips which are clearly labelled by the politician(s) that endorsed them.

    This puts no work on politicians, IT IS NOT AN HOUR OF POLITICIANS TALKING!. Generally they would simply delegate their timeslice to a larger media group and forget about it.. or they can go fully hands on if they want.

    EVERYTHING on this show would be propaganda in a sense, but the rebuttal could come 5 minutes later. I think this would discourage blatant falsehoods that the politician knows will not be questioned within a particular bubble.

    The order of clips could also be a published formula based on votes received, so there is absolutely no ability for a single body to control the narrative in any top-down way.

  10. If you search Trump on YouTube it’s 99% left wing propaganda and 1% Fox News… I have already deleted FaceBook, YouTube might be next. Hopefully another company can come in and break the digital monopolies especially now that they are at war with the rest of America. Take a poll at google, I bet the majority believes republicans are Nazis so in their mind they are riotous stoping the next genocide. They make millions and then lie to themselves about how virtuous they are… what a neat safe little bubble based on delusion.

  11. It is hilarious to see mark jew burger beg for people to come back to the anti-American jewbook! Liberal socialist Jews are not wanted here in America!!!

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