[email protected]+ Your Authors @Jason angel: @uber @thumbtack @wealthfront @datastax @robinhoodapp @desktopmetal @calm @launch thisweekinstartups.com/ angelthebook.com/ Jun. 27, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

1/Google, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube created algorithms to take people down the rabbit hole of what they find engaging

Goog, FB T & YT are shocked to learn some people are racist, evil & stupid, & the algorithms succeeded in driving them to evil, racist & stupid content
🤦🏻‍♂️

2/Google, FB & YouTube are run by hyper liberal Democrats who are under assault from their hyper liberal friends & co-workers for creating an engagement engine that works so well that while time on site increases & revenue goes up, society & mutual understanding collapse... so

3/these algorithm geniuses decide that the solution is to deplatform radical dipshits that their algorithms created!

That has created a second order problem: the radical consumers who they drove down the dank rabbit hole now believe the crazy Milo, Alex Jones et al crowd! 🤦🏻‍♂️

4/congratulations big tech: you create a huge mess by following Zuckerberg’s move fast and break things philosophy — and you’re cleaning it up with a bigger mess of zero transparency policing that makes no sense & enables the crazies! 🤦🏽‍♀️

5/I have no idea how to fix this mess, but the lesson is to be transparent & honest with your user base from day one — which YouTube, Twitter, fb etc have never been.

Will take a decade to reset all this, but hopefully young folks will sign off social media.


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