Report: Facebook Targeted Users with Low 'Digital Literacy' Skills with Violent and Explicit Posts

Report: Facebook Targeted Users with Low 'Digital Literacy' Skills with Violent and Explicit Posts


According to a recent report, studies show that Facebook’s newsfeed algorithms targeted users with low digital literacy skills and purposefully sent them violent, disturbing, and sexually explicit content.

USA Today reports that two years ago, researchers at Facebook conducted a five-question survey that was aimed at assessing Facebook users’ digital literacy skills. The survey tested how well users understood Facebook’s app interface and online terms like “tagging” on social media.

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Users received a score based on the number

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