New study shows just how Facebook's algorithm shapes conservative and liberal bubbles

Laura Edelson, a computer scientist and misinformation researcher, commented on new research exploring how Facebook’s algorithms serve up political content. "This [research] is interesting, strong evidence that when it comes to politics, the algorithm is biased towards the extreme. … This is genuinely new,” said Edelson, adding that she “sees some really promising lines of study. I see things that we could do to build on this work to move toward a safer algorithm, to move toward interventions where we find ways to show people less harmful content.”