Tag: Misinformation

Facebook Is Even Worse Than Anyone Imagined

It’s hard to think of a more damning determination: Facebook’s product inevitably led to the spread of hate speech and misinformation. But this conclusion is inescapable when you look at other findings. Election misinformation continued to rapidly spread and proliferate in the aftermath to the 2020 election; one data scientist warned that 10 percent of […]

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Facebook’s Tragic Obsession With Image

How long must we wring our hands over the errors and arrogance of one powerful company? Sadly, probably a lot longer. That’s largely because, whenever it’s confronted with criticism, the company treats it as a mere image problem to be managed with public relations rather than an opportunity for introspection or engagement. The past week […]

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Genetic Tests Won’t Predict Your COVID-19 Risk

By Meredith Salisbury  |  September 30, 2021, 2:44 PM  |  Techonomy Exclusive Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko Years from now, our current age of genetic testing will be remembered as one of innovation and excitement — as well as a time when a host of misleading claims about genetic tools were targeted at consumers. Unfortunately, that […]

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