Washington Post: Two things Facebook still needs to do to reduce the spread of misinformation

Washington Post: Two things Facebook still needs to do to reduce the spread of misinformation. “Facebook must also take far more drastic steps to ‘detox’ its algorithm. This requires significantly scaling up enforcement of its 2019 commitment to prophylactically ‘reduce the overall distribution’ of pages and groups that serially circulate misinformation so that they appear less frequently in users’ feeds. Although the company has said it can decrease the reach of misinformation posts by 80 percent, Facebook has not been transparent about how it handles recurrent purveyors of misinformation. Many still have enormous reach, proving that too little is being done.”

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