Zuckerberg Resisted Fixes for Facebook's Divisive Algorithm
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Facebook says its platform is designed to create meaningful interaction. But a Wall Street Journal investigation finds changes the company made to its algorithm led to increased hostility on the platform, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg resisted some proposed fixes. Reporter Keach Hagey joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss the hidden reasons behind Facebook's decision and the unintended consequences for users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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