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  1. switching.social (switchingsocial)'s status on Wednesday, 13-Feb-2019 02:06:48 GMT switching.social switching.social

    Algorithms promoting engagement kill people:

    thenewatlantis.com/publication

    "Over a several-day span, dozens of mosques and Muslim-owned shops and homes were burned down across multiple towns."

    "On Facebook in Sri Lanka, posts with incendiary rumors had among the highest engagement rates, and so were among the most highly promoted content on the platform. Similar cases of mob violence have taken place in India, Myanmar, Mexico, and elsewhere..."

    (via @doctorow )