[Science] Polarisation on social media could be reduced with a few simple tweaks – AI

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Bursting social media bubbles could help reduce the effectiveness of misinformation campaignsKlaus Vedfelt/Getty By Douglas HeavenIt’s the new politics. As the UK and other EU countries have been gearing up for the European parliamentary elections, Facebook was once again flooded with misinformation. In response, it has shut down dozens of suspicious pages and groups. But new accounts can pop up quicker than old ones are shut down, so another approach to reduce the damage is to try to prevent misinformation from reverberating in so-called echo chambers – segregated networks of people with polarized opinions. A new …

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