Facebook, Twitter, YouTube are pressed on ‘poisonous’ algorithms

 

Source: Anna Edgerton & Ilya Banares, Bloomberg (L.A.Times)

Executives from Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube were pressed by lawmakers on how user content is shared and highlighted on their platforms through algorithms that one senator said can be misused, “driving us into poisonous echo chambers.”

One House proposal would make social media platforms responsible for the way content is shared and amplified through algorithms.

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