“Us showing news stories at random means you’re wasting most of your time, right? Us only showing news stories from one friend, winner takes all. You could end up in this round-and-round discussion forever where neither of the two extremes is optimal. We try to bake in some explorations.”
Inside Facebook’s AI Machine
Steven Levy
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What about an ‘anti-confirmation bias’ algorithm that somehow understood my digital thumb print, the sentiment and the main arguments of the articles or stories I interacted frequently with – and the content my close friends interacted and somehow displayed or delivered articles that had different sentiments and opposing arguments? What about if Facebook gave me the option to turn this feature on or off? This is based off a huge assumption that all Facebook users are aware of their bias towards interacting with content that confirms their beliefs so take all of this with a grain of salt. Just food for thought.