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Facebook Knew It Was Promoting Fake News, But Couldn't Stop It

Wiser! Essay: Facebook's algorithms were meant to "down rank" misinformation to stop it from spreading. Instead, the AI did the opposite. And promoted harmful content by as much as 30%. It took Facebook engineers 6 months to fix it!


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When Facebook's "DownRanking" Algorithm Didn't Work

BackStory:  Repeat misinformation offenders saw their views spike by as much as 30% due to a flaw in the Facebook algorithms

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