Facebook and Twitter algorithms incentivize ‘people to get enraged’: Walter Isaacson (Yahoo Finance)

Yahoo Finance: Facebook and Twitter algorithms incentivize ‘people to get enraged’: Walter Isaacson . “The CEOs of Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), and Twitter (TWTR) will appear later this month before a U.S. House subcommittee to face questions over the spread of misinformation tied to the 2020 election and COVID-19. In a new interview, author Walter Isaacson — best known for his biography of late Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs — said social media platforms should take more responsibility for the extremism and misleading information fostered by their sites. He offered a blistering criticism of the algorithms that determine what users see, calling them ‘dangerous.'”

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