Facebook's effect on democracy

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Subject: Facebook's effect on democracy
From: newsbeanie@dictatorshandbook.net (NewsBeanie)
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Date: Oct 26 2017 02:37:35
Title: 'Downright Orwellian': journalists decry Facebook experiment's impact on democracy
Author: Alex Hern
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:46:47 -0400
Link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/25/facebook-orwellian-journalists-democracy-guatemala-slovakia
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Media professionals in countries such as Guatemala and Slovakia fear for effect
Facebook’s news feed changes will have on their already fragile politics

Facebook has been criticised for the worrying impact on democracy of its
“downright Orwellian” decision to run an experiment seeing professional media
removed from the main news feed[1] in six countries.

The experiment, which began 19 October and is still ongoing, involves limiting
the core element of Facebook’s social network to only personal posts and paid
adverts.
Continue reading...[2]

Links:
[1]: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/23/facebook-non-promoted-posts-news-feed-new-trial-publishers (link)
[2]: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/25/facebook-orwellian-journalists-democracy-guatemala-slovakia (link)


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