|Facebook founder has rejected the notion that fake news on the social media influenced the outcome of the US election and claimed that voters make decisions based on their lived experience, not something they’ve read somewhere online.
Mark Zuckerberg also did not support the idea that people’s news feeds are now more and more personalized to the point that people can’t see opposing views – a phenomenon known as the filter bubble. He said that Facebook developers studied the phenomenon, since in order to have a good impact on the world Zuckerberg wants people to have a “diversity of information”.
As for the current allegations, Zuckerberg compared the current media landscape to 2 decades ago when people only had access to a few major TV networks and newspapers. At the time, news was filtered through that just like today it can be filtered through the social media.
On social networks, most users have friends with political views that differ from their own – even if 90% of friends have the same views, probably 10% have the opposite. As a result, the information the user is getting through the social system is inherently more diverse than they would have gotten through news stations.
The problem is that Internet users do not “click on and engage” with content that doesn’t conform to their world view. As Zuckerberg explains, “It’s not that the diverse information isn’t there… but we haven’t got people to engage with it in higher proportions.”
In case of Facebook, the less people engage with the certain content, the less likely the newsfeed is to surface it. The developers’ goal is to help people see the content that is the most meaningful and interesting to them.
Monday, November 14th, 2016
|And that's why Facebook is such a piece of manipulating cybershit. Hundreds of millions of people addicted to Facebook... cannon fodder. I don't have a Facebook account but I'm a regular visitor to Lamebook which restores my faith in Darwinism.|
|swayed voters, otherwise known as 'undecided voters' who are the dumbest of voters.|
|posted by (2016-11-14 15:16:02)|
|facebook is like a permanent middle-school cafeteria people use to judge each other, get brainwashed by fake news, and hook up with the worse people from their childhood..|
|posted by (2016-11-14 18:18:15)|
|Zuckerberg wants people to have a “diversity of information”.|
talk about a lie to your face... what a load then stop deleting pages of information because you dont like it ya net nazi..... he needs to go ....
|Well that's totally wrong. All those fake news sites like Democracy Now, The Young Turks, HuffPost, Kotaku... they are all awful.|
|I know I must be getting old cause I remember when News broadcasts and news telemagazines were actually objective and truth based not as now, where it seems to be all subjective depending on which ones you watch.|
|Advertising killed the newsroom. You guys may be too young to recall this but there used to be no advertising in the news hour. Once they opened the door to advertising they opened the door to all of the stupid ratings based shit stories we see now...using we in a general term. I watch lamestream news maybe once a month then after the 3rd or 4th commercial with some babe selling Big Pharma crap I have to turn it off. Which also explains why they pump us full of fake science and force vaccines down our throats.|
|Only way me and a few friends was able to get a half decent news/information feed was to open our own site, yellowcaek.com and we pull the news stories from a tonne of RSS feeds and not the major players (They all seem to have been bought off). From that point on they gotta do the research to make sure its real. As for the "no advertising during the news" This i actually remember here in Canada as well. CBC and CTV both used to run news commercial free.....its not like that anymore thats for sure. Now as for the news on FB, 100% grade A bullplop. All of it. And yeah, like dude said above its like a middle school cafeteria where you spend all the time trying to find a friend seat to sit at. The entire sites business motto is centered around drama, bullcrap, gossip, manipulation and more. Why expect anything else other than all that crap in their news..... And if they really gave a crap about humanity as a whole, FB wouldn't even be a thing, it would've and already has started to go the route of myspace. Only now its catering to the sh*t disturbers of humanity cuz thats the only kinda slime who would ever want such a place. I don't have an account anymore, sick and tired of being a Canadian bombarded by Trump/Clinton news that i didn't give 2 bricks about.I don't plan on going back, and quite content running my own social network without big brother and F*ckerberg being involved.|
|Facebook is just exactly that "cybershit" its a plot by big brother and the thought police. i miss the days of bolt.c o m and especially the days before social networking cut off human interaction .||
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