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the response from the platforms is the equivalent of politicians’ “hopes and prayers” after a school shooting... irrefutable proof that these actors are leveraging social media ... to force divisive and often false narratives into our public discourse... Twitter, Facebook, and Google have not taken a more ambitious approach to stopping abuse of their platforms because ... Taking strong action would place limits on the driving force of their growth and their profits: Automation...
Just like guns, social media platforms can be automated — they all have APIs that allow accounts to post content in an automated fashion. And just like guns, when accounts are automated, they can do significant damage... Platform companies should ... convene an cross-sector, transparent, and urgent working group committed to a solution... issue a call for proposals focused on product designs that address the problem
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