Here's how Facebook is f'ing with you
So on my feed I get posts from Cenk. And he posts an article from Salon titled...
This is one weak nominee: Hillary Clintons problem isnt Bernie Sanders. Its Hillary Clinton
The current layout of Facebook is that when you see a post from someone to whom you subscribe, below it you will see a "People also shared", which is the same as the Amazon, "May we suggest" below a product description.
Below the article from Salon, Facebook determined it would be good for me to click on the following three links:
PEOPLE ALSO SHARED
Reporters gasp in outrage that Hillary Clinton dares raise her voice, don't notice men shouting
Apparently its sexism week in coverage of the Democratic presidential primary. Ha, just kidding: Like theres only one week when sexism rules coverage of anything Hillary Clinton is involved in. And
ShareSaveDAILY KOS · 16,735 SHARES
How Those Anti-Hillary Lefties Are Being Trolled By The Right
Next time someone calls you a sheep for supporting Hillary Clinton, show them this article. They might be the real sheep.
ShareSaveADDICTING INFO · 19,101 SHARES
This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest | Jill Abramson
Ive investigated Hillary and know she likes a zone of privacy around her. This lack of transparency, rather than any actual corruption, is her greatest flaw
ShareSaveTHE GUARDIAN · 195,339 SHARES
It was like I somehow ended up in the DU Hillary Clinton Group. LOL
For some community work, I've done this, promoted a Facebook "Community" page.
You can buy likes, a few dollars for a few dozen likes. And I'm sure that bigger buys result in landing first or second in those recommended lists.
Pretty brilliant, how data mining and sharing and selling visibility on a FREE social media thing made whats-his-name a billionaire!
FB's little ritual of identifying said posts as "offensive" or "spam." I don't like being spoon-fed Hi11ary's propaganda.
but the reality is that it is a platform where people are going and being influenced. The social media landscape is critically relevant to politics now.