New York Times: I Designed Algorithms at Facebook. Here’s How to Regulate Them.

New York Times: I Designed Algorithms at Facebook. Here’s How to Regulate Them.. “Though understaffed teams of data scientists and product managers like Ms. Haugen attempt to keep the algorithms’ worst impacts in check, social media platforms have a fundamental economic incentive to keep users engaged. This ensures that these feeds will continue promoting the most titillating, inflammatory content, and it creates an impossible task for content moderators, who struggle to police problematic viral content in hundreds of languages, countries and political contexts. Even if social media companies are broken up or are forced to be more transparent and interoperable, the incentives for Facebook and its competitors to supercharge these algorithms won’t change.”

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