No more hate speech, possible disinformation if algorithms are removed, says Facebook vice president
Facebook’s vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg said on Sunday people would face more hate speech and disinformation if the content ranking algorithms were removed from the social media platform.
Clegg told ABC’s “This Week” that one of the recommendations he received from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and her team was to remove the algorithms that help rank content.
âIf you just took out the algorithm generally, the first thing that would happen would be people seeing more, not less hate speech. More, not less misinformation. More, not less harmful content, “Facebook manager told host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosGrisham says decision not to hold media briefings was a directive from Trump Grisham says it was a âmistakeâ to work for Trump The memo: Generals’ testimony on Afghanistan harms the credibility of Biden PLUS.
” Why ? Because these algorithmic systems are precisely designed as a sort of giant spam filter to identify, downgrade, and downgrade bad content. ”
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– This week (@ThisWeekABC) 10 October 2021
Clegg’s comments come after Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, testified at a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing last week. She accused her former employer of not adequately controlling the content of her site and alleged that the company could not sufficiently address the concerns because it was understaffed.
Haugen also leaked documents to the Wall Street Journal that included revelations about the social media platform’s handling of a host of issues. She alleged Facebook failed to adequately respond to anti-COVID-19 rhetoric, knew Instagram was harmful to young users and was not doing enough to fight drug cartels and traffickers humans using the site – revelations Clegg immediately brushed aside in a blog post after the series was released.
Following the testimony, the CEO of Facebook Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergSunday shows preview: Senate votes to raise debt ceiling; Facebook whistleblower blows up business in testimony Mukesh Ambani joins 0 billionaire club The Hill’s Morning Report – Featured by Facebook – After intense drama, Senate lifts debt limit also rebuffed recent Facebook coverage in an article on the social media site.
âWe care deeply about issues such as safety, well-being and mental health. It’s hard to see a cover that distorts our work and our motivations. At the most basic level, I think most of us just don’t recognize the false corporate image that is painted, âZuckerberg said on Facebook.