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A writer created a nonpartisan Facebook account to test the app's algorithm for extreme content, but ended up being shown low-quality, clickbait posts (Kaitlyn Tiffany/The Atlantic)




Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:

A writer created a nonpartisan Facebook account to test the app’s algorithm for extreme content, but ended up being shown low-quality, clickbait posts  —  In 2019, a researcher at Facebook conducted an experiment to see whether the platform really has a tendency to send users down a rabbit hole of extreme and conspiratorial content.





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