Exclusive: Canada’s government underestimated Pinterest’s disinformation problem (Canada’s National Observer)

Canada’s National Observer: Exclusive: Canada’s government underestimated Pinterest’s disinformation problem. “With all eyes on tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google, the Liberal government appears to have overlooked another key contributor to the spread of disinformation as it prepared for the 2019 election. The Canadian government thought Pinterest wouldn’t be vulnerable to political disinformation, in part because government officials believed the image-sharing platform doesn’t use an algorithm to promote content, according to a briefing obtained by National Observer.”

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