Tag Archives: Algorithms

Google Demotes Holocaust Denial and Hate Sites in Update to Algorithm

In recent months, Google has confronted a new and unsettling trend: Its top search results for questions about the Holocaust lead to neo-Nazi sites while queries about different ethnic groups direct users to racist or inflammatory material. The company last week said it was reluctant to take action, citing a desire to preserve the integrity…

http://fortune.com/2016/12/20/google-algorithm-update/

Facebook Still Has a Fake News Problem

If you spend any time on Facebook then you’ve probably seen them, either in your main news feed or in the “trending topics” section–clearly fake news stories, many focused on the latest conspiracy theory about the 2016 election. These are the kind of stories that Facebook’s editors used to weed out, but then the company…

http://fortune.com/2016/10/12/facebook-fake-news/

Snapchat Could be the Next Social App That Is Run by an Algorithm

Algorithmic filtering has been much in the news lately, after reports that Facebook routinely fiddles with the site’s Trending Topics, and makes editorial judgements about what to include or exclude. Now, there are reports that Snapchat is about to implement an algorithmic filter for the service, which is a hot platform for short-form video. According…

http://fortune.com/2016/05/18/snapchat-algorithm/