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You are being programmed, former Facebook executive warns

You are being programmed, former Facebook executive warns

A former Facebook executive has criticised the social network for ripping society apart during a question and answer session. Chamath Palihapitiya, who worked as Facebook’s vice president for user growth, was speaking at an event run by the Stanford Graduate School of Businesson 10 November in which he described feeling “tremendous guilt’ in helping the company […]

Facebook Prioritizes What Makes You ‘Sad’ Or ‘Angry’ Over What You ‘Like’

Facebook Prioritizes What Makes You ‘Sad’ Or ‘Angry’ Over What You ‘Like’

By: Jenna Amatulli Facebook just revealed a really intriguing secret behind their “like” button options. The company’s algorithm weighs your “reactions” to posts ― love, haha, wow, sad and angry ― over just regular “likes” to determine what sort of content to put in your News Feed. In conjunction with the first anniversary of reactions, Facebook has […]