How media outlets manipulate Facebook’s algorithm and ad platform

Over the past decade, select media outlets and foreign entities have often manipulated Facebook’s algorithm and ad platform. Judd Legum, who runs Popular Information, an independent newsletter dedicated to accountability journalism did shed some light on this recently. Through his research, you can see how aggregated pieces of information are designed to push the buttons of the people and how it circulates so quickly on Facebook. It’s important that all of us are more media literate and below is a great rundown of how all of this works and why Facebook needs to be held accountable for the misinformation and rage it spreads.

Popular Information newsletter creates change. Check out an overview of the newsletter’s impact over the last three years HERE. Thanks for all your hard work Judd!

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