Facebook VP of Global Affairs and Communications, Nick Clegg:
We don’t benefit from hate speech… we benefit from positive human connection.
OK Cleggy. Not so sure about that. You will only care about positive human connection when it makes you money. I’d suggest that those two things are mutually exclusive.
The architecture of the social network — its algorithmic mandate of engagement over all else, the advantage it gives to divisive and emotionally manipulative content — will always produce more objectionable content at a dizzying scale.