I’m Sorry Mr. Zuckerberg, But You Are Wrong
Rick Webb
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There are two main points of contention I have with the article.

  1. Self-policing has actually worked rather well for the Wikipedia community. There is obviously a large distinction between Wikipedia and the different social networks you mentioned, but that doesn’t change the fact that self-policing was successful for them, and I think that can primarily be attributed to its perception and understood purpose.
  2. Different news sources, though carefully edited to avoid accuracies, are still privy to bias, especially given that it is a handful of people making the editing decision. Over time, these biases become more pronounced as audience demographics self-filter, and as a result, employee applicant pools also self-filter.

The ideal solution isn’t one or the other, but a combination of editing + algorithms and self-policing.