The holy grail of many social platforms is “engagement.”
Bigotry + disinformation campaigns are often the most “engaging” (& rewarded) due to their inflammatory nature.
Some, like Pinterest+Reddit, at least TRY to address this.
Others decide profit is worth the social erosion.
Even from a “market competition” perspective, it’s a bad long-term strategy.
The reason young people are leaving Facebook in droves is bc its unchecked toxicity makes it an awful place to be.
Think abt this as Big Tech lobbies for monopoly power to prevent mkt competition.
Have you seen online platforms make strong, healthy decisions to prevent bigotry and disinformation?
Take a minute to celebrate that here w/ a comment or example, or write what steps you wish your favorite platform would do more of below ⬇️
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