Essays on Technology and Culture

Facebook is Hiding Things From You

The danger of a filter bubble isn’t whether it’s harming political discourse, but what it means for how we communicate with the people we care about most. Many Facebook users are unaware that Facebook is even filtering their news feeds, even after the debacle of their infamous emotion study, where some users had either happy or sad updates hidden from their feeds to see how it changed their own updates.

Facebook Is Hiding Your Friends' Updates From You | Unicorn Booty

I’m now contributing to the wonderful site Unicorn Booty, and this is my first piece. There’s something very dangerous about a social media company determining what you see, even if it’s with an algorithm. Especially if it’s with an algorithm.