Facebook researchers were warning about its recommendations fueling QAnon in 2019 | Engadget

But the documents show that Facebooks researchers were raising the alarm about the conspiracy theory prior to the pandemic. There have now been two whistleblowers who have turned over documents to the SEC saying the company has misled investors and prioritized growth and profits over users safety. Researchers and journalists have also documented the rise of the once fringe conspiracy theory during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Scrutiny is likely to further intensify as more than a dozen media organizations now have access to some of those documents.Please enter a valid email address
Facebook officials have long known about how the platforms recommendations can lead users into conspiracy theory-addled rabbit holes. Now, we know just how clear that picture was thanks to documents … [+2591 chars]