πŸ‘ Why a bad algorithm is like a bad magic trick

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This is how crude algorithms like Facebook’s work. They tot up simplistic metrics such as likes. But for those who simply scroll past, are indifferent to, or actively dislike an item, Facebook records much less about what you think.

If 1 in 52 people like an item, Facebook knows that someone liked it. But it has little information about what the other 51 felt, if they felt anything.

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