By now, we all have heard that Facebook’s news feed has an algorithm that filters out many dissenting posts and shows us mostly what it thinks we want to hear. This algorithm favors fake and misleading news that aligns with our belief systems over legitimate news that we maybe didn’t want to hear. There are even accusations that this algorithm may have affected last week’s election results. I almost hope that’s true. The tinfoil-hat rants from both sides of the aisle have been thick on the ground, especially for the last week. Were we always this crazy, or did Facebook make us crazier?
I’ve had to limit myself to a few minutes at a time because it’s all so contentious and distressing.
But today, Facebook delivered me what I can only call a peace offering.
One world. That’s what I dream of. Peace, my lovelies.