Facebook’s algorithm monetizes misery

Democracy Labs
7 min readOct 7, 2022

“British Ruling Pins Blame on Social Media for Teenager’s Suicide” — NYT

An inquest ruled that harmful online content contributed to the 14-year-old’s death. Ian Russell accused Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, of guiding his daughter on a “demented trail of life-sucking content”, after the landmark ruling raised the regulatory pressure on…

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