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Meanwhile, YouTube videos containing false voter fraud allegations have been viewed *rubs eyeballs* 138 million times according to one estimate.
Sidenote: this argument (that engagement rises as content gets worse, barring manual intervention) was made a few years ago by a promising young data scientist, "M. Zuckerberg."
Facebook employees also developed a slate of tools to combat misinformation and “hate bait.” But they ran into opposition from policy executives who feared they would disproportionately impact conservatives.
Anxiety index: the entire Ben and Jerry’s freezer at the grocery store is empty.
A Newsmax video full of debunked voter fraud conspiracy theories (dead people voting, poll watchers barred, software glitches) is the 3rd most-shared post of the past three days. 15 million views, 345,000 shares.
I got roasted by polling gurus for suggesting that Facebook engagement might capture something traditional polls didn't. But you're probably less confused right now if you spent the last 6 months looking at Facebook than if you spent it looking at polls.