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This Is Insane! Facebook flags Declaration of Independence as hate speech

This Is Insane! Facebook flags Declaration of Independence as hate speech By Victor Morton - The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 In the week of America’s Independence Day, the algorithms of Facebook decided that the Declaration of Independence was hate speech. The Liberty County Vindicator, a community newspaper between Houston and Beaumont, had been posting the whole declaration in small daily chunks for nine days on its Facebook page in the run-up to July 4. But [...]

An interesting and horrifying concept [Video]

We would like to introduce an interesting and horrifying concept. What if Facebook's algorithms are actually steering victims to scammers right now? The incredibly brilliant sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how these algorithms are already controlling what we see and where we go online. So why is it difficult to think that in fact your behaviors are directing you to high risk pages, groups, and people who are ultimately there to scam you? After all, a [...]

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