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Opinion | How to Monitor Fake News - The New York Times

Opinion | How to Monitor Fake News - The New York Times

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Facebook and Twitter... algorithms ... are off limits ... almost impossible to monitor... make millions of what amount to editorial decisions, pumping out content without anyone fully understanding what is happening... opaque and slow to be discovered...
government should require social media platforms ... open application programming interface... make it possible for third parties to build software to monitor and report on the effects of social media algorithms... not ... their algorithms — just the results of the algorithms... threaten neither a social media platform’s intellectual property nor the privacy of its individual users...
a watchdog group could create software to analyze and make public whatever information from the platforms it might consider important: the demographics of the readership of a certain article, for instance, or whether a fake story continued to be widely disseminated even after being debunked.

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