Philippine Nobel winner Ressa calls Facebook “biased against facts”

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By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa used her new prominence to criticise Facebook as a threat to democracy, saying the social media giant fails to protect against the spread of hate and disinformation and is “biased against facts”. The veteran journalist and head of Philippine news site Rappler told Reuters in an interview after winning the award that Facebook’s algorithms “prioritise the spread of lies laced with anger and hate over facts.” Her comments add to the pile of recent pressure on Facebook, used by more than 3 billion people, which a former employee…

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