Paying with cash, Facebook algorithms

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Cash and a debit card in a wallet
This file photo taken Tuesday, May 3, 2011 shows a Visa card in a wallet in Richardson, Texas. LM Otero/AP File Photo

We learn more about the role of cash in our transactions and a bill in Wisconsin that would require businesses to accept cash. Then, we talk to the author of a new book exploring disinformation and other concerns with how Facebook operates.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Nik Sharma Guest
  • Anya van Wagtendonk Guest
  • Ursula Dalinghaus Guest

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