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(Marketwatch)   After a strong dose of right-wing bombardment on Facebook, cleanse your palate with Twitter, which also skews right wing   (marketwatch.com) divider line
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2021-10-23 2:33:22 AM  
The "right" is much more into spamming/bots/sockpuppet amplification that I would guess interacts more with Twitter's algorithm and thus shows up more. The fact that you have people paying huge amounts of money to promote right-wing propaganda on social media and the time and effort to game it makes this finding anything but a surprise.

I can't think of anything on the left or center that puts so much effort in disseminating propaganda like the right does.

/And it works well too---just look at the state of the country after social media started to become mainstream in mid-aughts.
 
2021-10-23 2:34:14 AM  
I was banned from Twitter for pointing out things such as Jack's over racism.
 
2021-10-23 6:09:18 AM  
It's true:  Fark is the only place on the intertubes that hasn't been taken over by right-wingers.
 
2021-10-23 6:32:12 AM  
It seems like a lot of twitter problems are solved by not using actual twitter and using a third party client instead.

I still get all the stuff I want and none of the idiocy that the algorithm is trying to push.
 
2021-10-23 7:18:33 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: It's true:  Fark is the only place on the intertubes that hasn't been taken over by right-wingers.


They try. There's a whole lot less of my troll farkie color in threads these days then just before the 2020 election.

Probably helps that almost everyone here is already cynical and jaded.
 
2021-10-23 7:43:37 AM  
I'll have neither, thanks.
 
2021-10-23 8:25:55 AM  
Because lunatics posting crazy ass conspiracy theories is lucrative.

I wish I could find a way to monetize the guy who yells at squirrels and blames them for high gas prices while pissing himself in the Safeway parking lot near me. That guy's a hoot.
 
2021-10-23 8:35:16 AM  
If my feed is anything to go by, Youtube's algorithm also goes well out of its way to promote fascist shiate.
 
2021-10-23 9:54:02 AM  
Y'all realize you can hide all that, right?

If you do it enough, the algorithm will adjust.
 
2021-10-23 9:57:51 AM  
If twitter is right wing, just have it shutdown.  For the safety of our democracy.

Problem solved.
 
2021-10-23 11:58:18 AM  

Another Government Employee: Y'all realize you can hide all that, right?

If you do it enough, the algorithm will adjust.


True. The only reason I keep my Facebook active is to maintain easy contact with good friends I go way back with, and there are some entertaining past conversations with my parents, neither of whom are still alive. Tough to part with those. A few years ago, I manually "unliked" every damn page and source I ever "liked" since 2008 and it's refreshing now, if a bit boring. I think the bots aren't quite sure how to manipulate me at this point.
 
2021-10-23 5:38:43 PM  
Youtube keeps wedging Fox and Forbe news into my feed. I don't think it's overcompensating since all this started long before Republicans started playing Uno with a hand of one victim card...
 
2021-10-24 8:43:17 AM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Because lunatics posting crazy ass conspiracy theories is lucrative.

I wish I could find a way to monetize the guy who yells at squirrels and blames them for high gas prices while pissing himself in the Safeway parking lot near me. That guy's a hoot.


Are the squirrels on the OPEC board and influential through lobbying? Or is there some new field of economics that finds demand correlates to squirrel population density demographics?

Either answer sounds good. I would read that blog with great satisfaction.
 
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