There are two main points of contention I have with the article.
- 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.
- 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.