I love a good conspiracy theory, and this one is not only good it is great. Much of what is now happening in Congress begins to make sense.
Fox News and other television and online outlets long ago proved the appeal of confirmation bias — the idea that audiences like to hear what they already believe. But a new study in the journal Science shows that the same holds true on social media, where more and more people are finding their news and increasing personalization driven by algorithms might, in theory, threaten to close people off from ideas that compete with their own.
Researchers at Facebook and the University of Michigan looked at how three different factors affect the ideological diversity of the stories users see and click on in their Facebook feeds. “The media that individuals consume on Facebook depends not only on what their friends share, but also on how the News Feed ranking algorithm…
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