The AV Club posted this article about Facebook during the 2016 presidential election. Don’t worry, this is not an article about the election – it’s worth a read. It discusses how Facebook allows bad news to flourish on one’s feed. This quote from the article sums it up:
[The] misinformation is reinforced by Facebook’s programmatic sorting of people by political leaning. Once Facebook determines your political beliefs—which it is doing, whether you asked it to or not—it aims to prevent any dissenting information from appearing within your bubble.
Tailored things are great, and I’m not talking about suits (though those are nice too). When I log onto Facebook, I like to see notices of upcoming movies similar to those I’ve liked on Facebook; I like to be exposed to new artists that are similar sounding to those I’ve posted about. My point, short and sweet, is that a personalized new feed is great.
Stop ruining news, Facebook! When a person is spoon-fed his or her bias propaganda, how can he be expected to learn? Fox News can be as biased for conservatives as it wants; MSNBC can be as bias for liberals as it wants. When one goes to their websites or watches their stations, one knows what he is getting. When a company like Facebook – which claims not to be a news company – starts to tamper with the information we get and how we get it, it ruins news!