The Automatic Weapons of Social Media (the dangers of automated business models) - good read !

“What’s changed my mind is the recalcitrant posture of these companies in the face of overwhelming evidence that their platforms are being intentionally manipulated to undermine our democracy. This is an existential crisis, both for civil society and for the health of the businesses being manipulated. But to date the response from the platforms is the equivalent of politicians’ “hopes and prayers” after a school shooting: Soothing murmurs, evasion of truly hard conversations, and a refusal to acknowledge the core problem: Their automated business models.”

The Automatic Weapons of Social Media
https://medium.com/newco/the-automatic-weapons-of-social-media-3ccce92553ad
via Instapaper