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Karissa Bell

Facebook’s 2018 algorithm change benefited Republican groups, researchers say

A change to Facebook’s algorithm in 2018 resulted in a significant increase in engagement for local Republican groups, even as their Democratic counterparts posted more often, according to a new post. The discoveries, first BNC News, align with one of the major revelations of the . Namely, that a change intended to emphasize content from …

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Jon Fingas

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Regulate Crypto Assets

Politicians are quick to seize on the US government’s efforts to study and regulate crypto. Reuters reports that Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) have introduced a bill, the Responsible Financial Innovation Act, which would establish a “comprehensive regulatory framework” for cryptocurrency and d other digital assets. The measure aims to protect consumers …

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Jon Fingas

The AI ​​trained on 4chan’s most hateful board is as toxic as expected

Microsoft has inadvertently learned the risks of creating racist AI, but what if you deliberately direct intelligence into a toxic forum? Someone discovered it. As Motherboard and The edge Note, YouTuber Yannic Kilcher trained an AI language model using three years of politically incorrect advice (/pol/) content from 4chan, a venue infamous for racism and …

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