Facebook became your news diet. Now, it's going to serve you junk.


Jason Abbruzzese says the News Feed changes will promote misinformation:

What we already know about how fake news spreads on Facebook makes this a scary proposition. Here's how: A group wants to spread a particular piece of misinformation or propaganda for whatever reason. They do this by paying Facebook to show this content to people who are likely to share it. Those people are shown these paid-for posts, and they then start spreading it around their network.
Examples of this tend to center on politics and elections, but there are other types of scams circulating on Facebook. Right now, bitcoin and cryptocurrency are particularly hot.


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