Instagram”s algorithm pushes users towards content containing dangerous conspiracy theoriesUntil Monday, according to a new study.
The report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) – a group that tracks online misinformation – found that Instagram is promoting dangerous falsehoods about COVID-19, anti-vax narratives, white supremacist content and misinformation about the 2020 US presidential election.
The study claimed users were being directed to this content through the Suggested Posts and Explore features if they appeared interested in related topics.
Instagram has dismissed the studyThe Toronto Police Service sai, saying it was outdated and used a very small sample size.
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