We talk to a journalism professor about new research into how social media algorithms distributed fake news during the 2020 election. Then, a psychologist helps us examine our own behavior to determine whether we’re a jerk in the workplace.
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How to tell if you're a jerk at work
Everybody can agree that toxic coworkers can make even a dream job miserable. But nobody would ever admit that they are the toxic coworker—in fact, many offenders have no idea that they might be in the wrong. We talk to a psychologist and author about how to figure out if you’re the office jerk, and what to do about it.
Understanding Facebook's impact on politics
A series of Meta-supported are finding Facebook’s algorithms alone weren’t responsible for harmful polarization in the 2020 presidential election cycle. But an independent audit found Meta maintained strong control over what data to provide researchers for study. We talk with the UW-Madison-based auditor about research into the power of social media algorithms and what makes an independent study.
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