Welcome to Behavioral Politics
Miles Gloriosus

Zuck can deny it all he likes but as a librarian, I have seen it this entire election cycle: click on any political piece whatsoever, and Facebook will show you a horizontal ribbon of “news” stories taking you right off the cliff into pure insanity. We are talking crap that makes Fox look responsible.

Oh, you like Hillary? Scroll for: Hillary is 5 points ahead! Exonerated on emails by the Supreme Court! Trump indicted for raping children!

Oh, you like Trump? Scroll for: Trump rallies attract thousands! Trump Train unstoppable! Hillary set up Bill with Monica!

Click on the most nonsensical of this ribbon and yet another ribbon of “news” appears. Putin and Trump are lovers. Hillary emails reveal Chelsea’s father is an alien from outer space.

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By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.