Facebook Wants Me To Friend Girls Half My Age

But that’s not the most creepy part of the recommendation algorithm

David Leibowitz
Mar 4 · 6 min read

She was legal, but half my age. From her public profile, I could tell she was on the basketball team in high school. And I once attended a high school that coincidentally, also had a basketball team, though I never played. Close enough, I guess?

Investigating the recommendation engine

Take a breath; she wasn’t a minor

The common thread gets bizarre

Facebook’s policy on deceased accounts

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