Facebook whistleblower has an obvious solution to fix the news feed

October 06, 2021

By Thomas Macaulay

Whistleblower Frances Haugen has exposed major problems at Facebook, but the data scientist has also proposed some solutions. One of her most eye-catching suggestions is changing the ordering of news feeds on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook’s algorithms currently steer users to content that generates more engagement. Haugen told a Senate panel on Wednesday that this approach can have dire consequences: It is causing teenagers to be exposed to more anorexia content, it is pulling families apart, and in places like Ethiopia, it’s literally fanning ethnic violence. She believes these risks would be reduced by switching to a chronological newsfeed. Haugen…

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