Zuckerberg’s algorithm overhaul seems to have been a bust – unless you count angry reactions to Fox News articles as “meaningful interactions.”
“Politics was the main driver of Angry reactions in terms of pure numbers,” according the NewsWhip report, “with Fox News driving the most angry reactions of anyone, with nearly double that of anyone else.”
— noel toolan (@noeltoolan) March 18, 2019
A year ago, Facebook changed its algorithm that supplies the News Feed
They prioritised non-publisher content that provokes engagement.
More engagement. More politics. More content about guns and abortion. And “angry” is the top reactionhttps://t.co/ZJnxDAFrUp
— Carl Miller (@carljackmiller) March 16, 2019
Great to see the Quality News Project really paying off after its first year. Fox News dominates with angry reactions and divisive topics driving engagement https://t.co/GTrHKWDstU
— Chris Moran (@chrismoranuk) March 18, 2019
If you see an angry reaction on Facebook you have to angry react too. I don't make the rules.
— ᵂⁱⁿᵗᵉʳ ˢᵒˡˢᵗⁱᶜᵉ 🏔️🗻 (@solly74) March 18, 2019
Subtle rule changes by Facebook have wide societal effects
Angry reaction 😡 dominates with Fox News driving the most angry reactions of anyone, with nearly 2x of anyone else
Fastest way to stop fire is deprive it of oxygen. Post less outrage! 🙏 https://t.co/bj8POEM2k1
— Garry() (@garrytan) March 16, 2019
Less anger and more cat videos, please.