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Facebook fed posts with violence and nudity to people with low digital literacy skills

Facebook fed posts with violence and nudity to people with low digital literacy skills

Facebook studies said algorithms harmed users with low tech skills with repeated disturbing content. Some users did not understand how content came to appear in their feeds or how to control it. These users were often older, people of color, lower-educated and of lower socioeconomic status. Two years ago, Facebook researchers conducted a five-question survey designed to assess its users' digital literacy skills.

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