Facebook can’t hide behind algorithms – BBC News

Facebook can't hide behind algorithms - BBC News

Facebook can’t hide behind algorithms – BBC News

If Facebook’s algorithms were executives, the public would be demanding their heads on a stick, such was the ugly incompetence on display this week.First, the company admitted a “fail” when its advertising algorithm allowed for the targeting of anti-Semitic users.Then on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg said he was handing over details of more than 3,000 advertisements bought by groups with links to the Kremlin, a move made possible by the advertising algorithms that have made Mr Zuckerberg a multi-billionaire.Gross misconduct, you might say – but of course you can’t sack the algorithm. And besides, it was only doing what it was told.

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