KERA's Think
KERA's Think
Apr 1, 2021
How Facebook A.I. Enables Misinformation
Play • 38 min

Social media algorithms are trained to predict what we like, and yet no one predicted how those clicks could weaponize lies across the globe. Karen Hao, senior artificial intelligence reporter with MIT Technology Review, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her profile of Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, who built Facebook’s wildly successful AI platform only to later struggle with the reality that he can’t tame the monster he created. Her article is headlined “How Facebook Got Addicted to Spreading Misinformation.”

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