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Report: Facebook Execs Knew Their Algorithms Were Sowing Division, But Looked the Other Way

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A report from the Wall Street Journal has indicated that Facebook’s own internal research demonstrated how the tech giant’s algorithms were causing division, but executives within Facebook did nothing to change them and kept the status quo intact.

Facebook conducted a great deal of research following 2017’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and came to the determination that their algorithms “exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness” and foster polarization. They also found in 2016 that “64% of all extremist group joins are due to our recommendation tools.”

“Our recommendation systems grow the problem,” the researchers wrote. They had suggestions to combat the problem, such as limiting content reach from hyper-partisan and overactive contributors, diversifying the types of groups listed to users, and creating sub-groups within groups to prevent them from being derailed into divisive banter.

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The fixes were ultimately rejected or diluted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the corporation’s policy chief, Joel Kaplan, according to the report. Kaplan worried that making changes would disproportionately affect conservatives, who are already known to be targeted by the platform with egregious censorship. Kaplan also halted a “Common Ground” project meant to create a less heated political debate on the platform.

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Facebook claims that many changes have been made since 2016-17 to supposedly clean up the platform.

“We’ve learned a lot since 2016 and are not the same company today,” a Facebook spokeswoman told Business Insider. “We’ve built a robust integrity team, strengthened our policies and practices to limit harmful content, and used research to understand our platform’s impact on society so we continue to improve.”

Facebook’s vice president of integrity Guy Rosen also addressed the report in a blog post published on Wednesday.

“We’ve taken a number of important steps to reduce the amount of content that could drive polarization on our platform, sometimes at the expense of revenues. This job won’t ever be complete because at the end of the day, online discourse is an extension of society and ours is highly polarized. But it is our job to reduce polarization’s impact on how people experience our products. We are committed to doing just that,” Rosen said.

However, Facebook’s changes have done little to stop polarization and have only increased Draconian censorship of information deemed by the political establishment as wrongthink.

Big League Politics has reported on how Facebook has stopped truthful information about deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the coronavirus pandemic from circulating on their platform in recent months.

Facebook has become one of the world’s most reviled corporations for their Big Brother machinations, and government regulation may be the only way to bring this Orwellian monstrosity to heel.

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YouTube Censors Videos Posted by Independent Journalist Ford Fischer of Protests Near Biden’s Inauguration

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Independent journalist Ford Fischer of News2Share is reporting that three of his YouTube videos are being censored.

Fischer announced in a Twitter post that the Google-owned video streaming service has targeted three of his videos that showed interactions between various protesters of different political stripes on Biden’s inauguration day.

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Big League Politics has reported on YouTube’s hostility toward any messages that may cause the masses to doubt the official globalist corporate narrative:

Dr. Scott Atlas, who has emerged as President Donald Trump’s most credible advisor on COVID-19 policy, is being censored by YouTube.

Atlas, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, has spoken out consistently against the mass hysteria surrounding COVID-19. YouTube recently censored a Hoover video in which he was speaking about the lies peddled by the medical establishment during the pandemic.

“They put in a lockdown… They did not calculate at all the harms of the lockdown, the consequences of the lockdown. They did a stop COVID 19 at all costs. They used hypothetical projection models that were so egregiously wrong, far, far off. Yet they keep citing those models,” Atlas said while appearing on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson. The video is still available on the Hoover Institute website.

“All over the world, Switzerland, Iceland, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Asian countries, there is a minimal, if any, risk of children transmitting the disease, even to their parents. It’s not just that children are not at risk at all from this disease. They also do not even transmit the disease,” he continued.

“The science is really not science. It’s a fear-based and cherry-picking of certain studies. It’s very poor analysis. As I say many times, a lotta smart people are doing a lotta sloppy thinking,” Atlas added.

In addition to being targeted by Youtube, Fischer has also been targeted by other tech monopolies as well. Facebook has regularly stopped him from hosting his content on their platform for various reasons.

However, Fischer has shown that the tech giants will capitulate after enough public pressure, as he has had videos reinstated on the major platforms after being initially targeted by censorship measures.

By targeting popular journalists with large followings such as Fischer, the Big Tech giants are making themselves increasingly loathed among the masses. The behavior of these tech monopolies is setting the stage for new regulations that will break up their stranglehold or market alternatives rising that will protect freedom of speech.

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