The social-media giant internally studied how it polarizes users and how it might address the resulting harms, then largely shelved the research.
Anne ApplebaumHow efforts to make Facebook less polarised ended:
"Mr. Zuckerberg also signaled he was losing interest in the effort to recalibrate the platform in the name of social good, they said, asking that they not bring him something like that again"
Facebook is demanding that a New York University research project cease collecting data about its political-ad targeting practices, setting up a fight with academics seeking to study the platform without the company’s permission.
The vague rumors about corruption are incomprehensible outside the right-wing-media universe. The point is just to create doubt.
Anne Applebaum"if Biden wins, Foxworld will need some way to keep its audience focused on something other than the Cabinet he appoints, the new legislation he passes, and all the other events, decisions, and changes that used to constitute “news.”
Anne Applebaum"None of them can win using ideas anymore, because they don’t have any. All they can do is seek attention: gesticulate, wave their arms, shout at the crowd and try to attract the fame and attention they feel they deserve"
An ex-business partner of Hunter Biden said he consulted his father about a planned venture with a Chinese oil company. Joe Biden denied any involvement in the venture and corporate records reviewed by The Journal show no role for him.