“The advantages were that we controlled the data and privacy, we got to keep spammers and trolls out, and we got to decide the rules.”
As part of Facebook’s “war on fake news,” this new feature allows sophisticated algorithms to decide which users fall in line with the company’s own private view on ethics and credibility, potentially creating even more problems with distribution and shadow banning.
“We are not interested in talking to you about your traffic and referrals anymore. That is the old world and there is no going back”
The developers say that RF-Pose could be used by healthcare practitioners to monitor diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson’s. However, the technology has been a call to concern for privacy advocates.
According to the social media giant, the Trending feed has become “less and less useful” as it only accounts for less than 1.5% of clicks to news outlets and was only available in 5 countries. Instead, they tout the addition of more labeling of news articles as “Breaking News”, “Today In”, and “News Video” from “trustworthy and quality sources.”