RantCrush Top 5: November 14, 2016

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Facebook Questions Its Role in The Election

It’s a question that we’ve all asked ourselves this past week: what could I have done differently to change the outcome of this psycho election? While individuals have little to no impact, the media is realizing it may have some blood on its hands.

Facebook executives recently held a private chat where they discussed their role and influence on the election, as well as the ethics involved.

According to the New York Times, Facebook has been accused of helping spread misinformation and fake news stories that “influenced how the American electorate” voted.
Even though Facebook continues to defend itself as nonpartisan, the idea that Facebook had a direct role in the election is, to quote Zuckerberg, “a pretty crazy idea.”


It just goes to show that there’s nothing good about getting all your news from Facebook.

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