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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Twitter conducted one of the largest platform audits ever (randomized trial on 58 million users) to assess "political bias" of their algorithm. In 6 of 7 countries, "the mainstream political right enjoys higher algorithmic amplification than the mainstream political left."

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Consistent with this overall trend, the second set of findings studying the US media landscape revealed that algorithmic amplification favors right-leaning news sources.

In other words, rightwing whining about biased Twitter "censorship" is completely out of step with reality.

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Is there a single rightwing grievance that is reality-based, or are they literally all living in an alternate universe?

#1 | Posted by JOE at 2022-04-18 03:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Regardless of perspective, this is like the oil companies saying global warming doesn't exist, or smoking companies saying cigarettes are good for you.

The number of Industries and Companies claiming study's funded by them are beneficial to their talking points is endless.

#2 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-04-18 03:46 PM | Reply

In 6 of 7 countries, "the mainstream political right enjoys higher algorithmic amplification than the mainstream political left."

You won't be able to convince conservatives about this. Nor does this comfort them.

They're extremely authoritarian and perpetual victims.

Through and through.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-18 03:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Regardless of perspective,
#2 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT

Read it again.

"Twitter conducted one of the largest platform audits ever (randomized trial on 58 million users) to assess "political bias" of their algorithm."

This isn't a perspective.

It's a fact.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-18 03:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

@#2 ... this is like the oil companies saying global warming doesn't exist, or smoking companies saying cigarettes are good for you. ...

In those two instances you cite, there is ample, settled evidence to show the companies were wrong in their statements.

What ample, settled evidence have you that Twitter's data are incorrect?


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-04-18 03:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They didn't think to do this soon as trump was elected???????

F twitter.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2022-04-18 04:34 PM | Reply

Isn't this basically like search engine rankings? If some groups are more aggressive or savvy at gaming the algorithm, does that necessarily make the algorithm "biased"?

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-04-18 05:52 PM | Reply

I wonder if they included the outright censorship of the Hunter laptop story using the 'hack materials' excuse when no one ever claimed this to be the case. I don't really care what they do around the edges - the Hunter Biden Laptop story could have been one of the most consequential stories of our lifetime given Biden's narrow victory - I don't care about 'amplification', I care about outright suppression of the truth when the company knows the effect it will have. And now the US suffers the consequences of a completely unfit president.

#8 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-18 07:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

" the outright censorship of the Hunter laptop story..."

Riiiiiight.

Is that the same laptop Lev Parnas said he and Rudy were discussing a year before it showed up in the Delaware shop? Same one?

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-04-18 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"This isn't a perspective. It's a fact."

Exactly.

It's the beautiful thing about macro numbers: you can't hide from the truth. 58 could be an outlier. 58,000,000 can't.

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-04-18 07:31 PM | Reply

Where exactly is this ------- stupid laptop now anyway? You'd think someone would be doing something with it if it holds all the secrets to the universe.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-04-18 07:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"the outright censorship of the Hunter laptop story"

For a story that's been outright censored, we sure do keep hearing about it!

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-18 08:02 PM | Reply

On the one hand, Facebook and Twitter are so inconsequential that Russian propaganda had no impact on the 2016 election.

On the other hand, Facebook and Twitter are so impactful that their handling of Hunter Biden's laptop threw the 2020 election.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-18 08:03 PM | Reply

"#9 | POSTED BY DANFORTH"

The one in the possession of the FBI and confirmed by the NDI as NOT RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION. Also, it is verified by NYP, Daily Mail, NYT, and WaPo.

So, yes, that laptop. Your continuous crying reeks of desperation at this point.

But to the more important question, at no time did ANYONE claim the materials were hacked. Further, if 'hacked data' was not covered by Twitter, they have a hard time explaining Rachael Maddow's illegally acquired Trump Tax returns.

Sorry -------, but your world is crashing down around you. Biden is historically unpopular and the WH spin on inflation is being called BS by the American people. Twitter will be reformed, there will be an unprecedented Red Wave in the midterms, and your party will be swept from all power - and you have yourself to blame for it.

#14 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-18 08:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"On the one hand, Facebook and Twitter are so inconsequential that Russian propaganda had no impact on the 2016 election.
On the other hand, Facebook and Twitter are so impactful that their handling of Hunter Biden's laptop threw the 2020 election.
#13 | POSTED BY SNOOFY"

$100K in Facebooks ads by Russians vs. a conspiracy to bury a story that polling has indicated would have impacted the vote of 15% of Biden voters if they had been aware...yeah, not even you are dumb enough to try that equivalence.

#15 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-18 08:17 PM | Reply

People who make their voting decisions based on Facebook and Twitter should probably just not vote.

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-04-18 08:26 PM | Reply

"#16 | POSTED BY REDIAL"

For some people (mostly Liberals), Facebook and Twitter is their primary source for news. That is why suppression of stories is so important as otherwise liberals are completely uninformed along with being chronically misinformed.

#17 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-18 08:30 PM | Reply

Attention russian re-re's

Hunter Biden is never asking you on a date.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2022-04-18 08:37 PM | Reply

"$100K in Facebooks ads by Russians vs. a conspiracy to bury a story that polling has indicated would have impacted the vote of 15% of Biden voters if they had been aware"

^
Had they been aware?
It's not Facebook's fault if Facebook users don't read Fox News or Parler?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-18 08:38 PM | Reply

"For some people (mostly Liberals), Facebook and Twitter is their primary source for news"

And you think these liberals would have voted for Trump if Facebook had done things differently.
So do you think these liberals voted for Trump in 2016 because of things Facebook did differently in 2016, then?

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-18 08:40 PM | Reply

I don't care about 'amplification', I care about outright suppression of the truth

Guess what ------? When the inly thing rightwingers like you talk about is Hunter's Laptop (TM), "amplification" this lopsided means more people are reading about that than anything else. And denying the ability to link to one rightwing rag "news" article won't change that.

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2022-04-18 09:29 PM | Reply

"Had they been aware?
It's not Facebook's fault if Facebook users don't read Fox News or Parler?
#19 | POSTED BY SNOOFY"

1.) MSM stories on Trump were 92%+ negative
2.) Study after study shows that Liberals only read liberal news sites - this is as opposed to conservatives that consume both
3.) By and large liberals are uninformed voters - this is due to targeting the economic losers, criminals, and young+dumb crowd

So, it is patently ridiculous to state that the suppression by Twitter and Facebook of the Hunter Biden laptop did not have an impact on the election. Second, the constant Trump Russian Collusion narrative that was entirely false HAD A MAJOR IMPACT ON THE MIDTERMS - with the losses in the House and Senate crippling Trump in his final 2 years.

This was knowing election interference by Big Tech enabled by low information Liberal voters. You know this. I know this. The Big Tech Oligarchs know this. That is why you and them are pooing your pants over Twitter being reformed, Section 230 protections being removed, CNN being purchased by Discovery, and Joe Biden's epically bad polling which you know will utter destroy the Democrat party in the midterms. Like I said, you earned this - you own this.

#22 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-18 09:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

This was knowing election interference by Big Tech enabled by low information Liberal voters.

They don't care, just like throwing Bernie off the cliff.. they are corporate elitists ... .. ------ ...

#23 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-04-18 10:38 PM | Reply

"They don't care, just like throwing Bernie off the cliff.. they are corporate elitists ... .. ------ ...
#23 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT"

I am not willing to write them off yet - they are still Americans, although of the low information variety. They have just been brainwashed by the MSM to hate white people, males, straights, Christians, and those economically successful because the MSM convinces them that their failings are out of their control and everything is determined by systematic racism and working class Americans holding them down (while they worship billionaires). Usually, by the time they hit 40 and start being productive, this brainwashing wears off. I still have faith it will with this crowd.

#24 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-18 10:44 PM | Reply

I am not willing to write them off yet - they are still Americans,

They wrote you off. ... best to wise up ... they wouldn't think twice about putting you in front of a firing squad, claim it was for democracy.

I get where you are coming from, but don't think you are dealing with reasonable people.

#25 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-04-18 11:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"They wrote you off. ... best to wise up ... they wouldn't think twice about putting you in front of a firing squad, claim it was for democracy.
#25 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT"

I completely understand this fact. But, we share a country so we are forced to deal with them. The best we can do is strip away their power until their brains can fully form. It is really sad the amount of radicalization that has occurred on the left and most shocking is how they can't even see the radicalization. They go through life filled with fear and anger bringing misery to all they come into contact with - it is sad. I have never ended a friendship with a lefty due to their political beliefs - on the other side, it is almost universal to have done so. Family, friends, etc - they just can't see it.

#26 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-18 11:19 PM | Reply

It's cute how the KKKlub comes here to talk to each other.

#27 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-04-18 11:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

My favorite part about reading RayRay's posts are how well sourced his claims are.

Like this one:

1.) MSM stories on Trump were 92%+ negative

Why are you giving the MSM any slack? 100% says I!

2.) Study after study shows that Liberals only read liberal news sites

Why are you giving liberal any credit for reading? You should have gone with:

2.) Study after study shows that Liberals "burn the American flag while smoking the reefer."

Listen. If you're going to make shht up. At least be more entertaining.

#28 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-19 12:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Family, friends, etc - they just can't see it.
#26 | POSTED BY RAYRAY

No one can see it but you RayRay!

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-19 12:58 AM | Reply

"1.) MSM stories on Trump were 92%+ negative
Why are you giving the MSM any slack? 100% says I!"

www.investors.com
Media Trump Hatred Shows In 92% Negative Coverage Of His Presidency: Study

"2.) Study after study shows that Liberals only read liberal news sites
Why are you giving liberal any credit for reading? You should have gone with:"

www.jou.ufl.edu
"What was surprising was that conservatives would self-report their conservative slant, but, in practice, they consumed a considerable amount of news from the liberal side of the spectrum. This wasn't the case for liberals. Liberals tended to stick with liberal news media sources both in their self-reports and digital trace data."

"#28 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

So, my arguments are grounded in facts and your are in fee-fees. The fact that you did not know these things which are common knowledge just shows how much of an echo chamber you reside in. Not only that, you are militantly opposed to being informed...that says a lot about you.

#30 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-19 01:09 AM | Reply

www.investors.com is an editorial from 10/10/2018. Didn't waste my time.

www.jou.ufl.edu is a college paper written by an 18 year old with zero facts.

This is where you're getting your news?

Sad RayRay.

I had more respect for you when I thought you were making things up.

Now I see you're not even smart enough to do that.

#31 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-19 01:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"www.investors.com is an editorial from 10/10/2018. Didn't waste my time.
www.jou.ufl.edu is a college paper written by an 18 year old with zero facts.
#31 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

Don't throw your back out doing the mental gymnastics to explain away your self-imposed ignorance.

"www.washingtontimes.com"

Here it is at 95% since you tried to slaughter the first source.

As for the Liberals only read liberals, you statement shows you weren't even capable of reading the link as it is says the survey was conducted by " Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor" - not an 18--year old with zero facts as you so stupidly stated.

It is beyond obvious that you are willing to fight with the force of 10 Zelenskyys to remain militantly ignorant.

Says a lot about you and the party you belong to. It is going to be a tough couple of years for you after the midterms.

#32 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-19 01:54 AM | Reply

Looks like all your crying is nothing more than a pity party for Trump.

Sad day for you RayRay.

#33 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-19 01:56 AM | Reply

By the way, RayRay.

Thanks for proving my prediction:

"You won't be able to convince conservatives about this. Nor does this comfort them.
They're extremely authoritarian and perpetual victims.
Through and through.
#3 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

You idiots are so predictable. So easy to control. You've been groomed.

Go read some more high school newspapers.

Maybe you'll find what's actually on Hunter Biden's laptop.

#34 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-19 02:02 AM | Reply

"#34 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

Sober up or take the needle out of your arm - you are making even less sense than you normally do. You are either impaired or so disoriented by the truth I shoved in your face that you are having a breakdown.

#35 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-19 02:06 AM | Reply

By the way. What positive news was there to report on Trump?

The death count from the TrumpVirus was reported everyday in his honor.

The upside Bible photo shoot was spectacular.

Sending the military to attack Americans protesting brutality was a sight to behold.

Hiding in his bunker?

Killing Herman Cain?

Cheering on 1/6?

Admitting to Woodward he lied to America?

Outspending every other President in 1 term?

Watch his walls blow over due to heavy winds?

His ability to move hurricanes with a sharpie?

Constantly praising Putin?

#36 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-19 02:24 AM | Reply

"#36 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

Take my advice from #35, you are just embarrassing yourself now.

#37 | Posted by RayTraylor at 2022-04-19 02:26 AM | Reply

Nah. I'm doing just fine.

Like I said, you won't be able to convince conservatives the media overwhelmingly favors the Rightwing.

Nor will any studies or facts convince them.

They're extremely authoritarian and perpetual victims.

Through and through.

You found two articles, one sourcing and Rightwing tabloid, the other you had to find in a college newspaper.

These two "articles" are all you need to desperately cling onto your delusion that the MSM has a bias against the right.

Keep running around declaring victory. It's as delusional as everything else you're posting.

#38 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-19 02:39 AM | Reply

@#22 ... MSM stories on Trump were 92%+ negative ...

Fmr Pres Trump did a lot of bad things.

If he wanted a larger number of positive stories, maybe he should have done a larger number of better things, e.g., stop supporting white supremacists.


#39 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-04-19 10:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

So, Twitter conducted an audit of its own platform? That isn't an audit. A true audit is conducted by an unbiased third party.

#40 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-04-19 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

1.) MSM stories on Trump were 92%+ negative
2.) Study after study shows that Liberals only read liberal news sites - this is as opposed to conservatives that consume both

#22 | POSTED BY RAYTRAYLOR

Hmmm, perhaps 92 percent of what Trump did was bad for America?

Liberals seem to be more interested in seeking factual information than BS under the right wing slant. Not surprised.

Liberals are better informed, because they understand how to distinguish lies from truth. FOX is so full of crap that most liberals have shut it off. I do actually watch FOX occasionally, just to know what string of BS talking points my conservative friends are going to shoot off next. I do not watch CNN or MSNBC. Those of you that continue to claim FOX as news should be embarrassed.

Here's a site I use often to check the credibility of news sources:

mediabiasfactcheck.com

Interestingly enough, CNN, MSNBC and FOX News all get similar credibility ratings. Two of them are left biased while one is right biased. All three get a credibility rating of Medium, and a factual rating of Mixed, which is not good. If you're looking for truthfulness, cable news should be avoided by everyone. In fact, television news in general should be verified.

#41 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2022-04-19 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"1.) MSM stories on Trump were 92%+ negative"

Give us an example of what that means.

For instance, does a MSM story on high gas prices or inflation count as a negative on Biden?

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-19 12:57 PM | Reply

"2.) Study after study shows that Liberals only read liberal news sites - this is as opposed to conservatives that consume both"

Let's see this study -- and the study that comes after it.

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-19 12:58 PM | Reply

So, Twitter conducted an audit of its own platform? That isn't an audit. A true audit is conducted by an unbiased third party.

#40 | Posted by BellRinger

Wait i thought TRUE AUDITS were conducted by loyal partisan cult members with zero experience who call themselves cool names like CYBER NINJAS.

#44 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-04-19 01:01 PM | Reply

#44. Nope. True audits are serious and are never conducted from within.

#45 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-04-19 01:08 PM | Reply

LOL
Internal Audit
en.m.wikipedia.org

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-19 01:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#44. Nope. True audits are serious and are never conducted from within.

#45 | Posted by BellRinger

So what does that say about a party who only trusts audits from loyal partisan cult members with zero experience who call themselves cool names like CYBER NINJAS?

And what does it say about someone who would vote for a party like that?

#47 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-04-19 01:27 PM | Reply

So, Twitter conducted an audit of its own platform? That isn't an audit. A true audit is conducted by an unbiased third party.
#40 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Surely if you find the results of this review objectionable, you must have your own better source of data analysis to contradict it, right?

You wouldn't just be generically casting doubt on something without anything to back that up, would you?

#48 | Posted by JOE at 2022-04-19 02:16 PM | Reply

I've said it before, I'll say it again.
"Twitter is for Twits"...

Also, there is little information on
any public forum that can be trusted 100%
at face value anymore. Always know, people,
political interests, and corporations are
trying to sway you 100% of the time.

Take EVERYTHING with a grain of salt.

#49 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-04-19 02:19 PM | Reply

You wouldn't just be generically casting doubt on something without anything to back that up, would you?

#48 | Posted by JOE

It's his sophisticated way of copying his cult leader and saying "FAKE NEWS" to anything he doesn't want to be true.

#50 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-04-19 02:26 PM | Reply

Social media in general is biased towards loud mouths.

Republicans have become indoctrinated with enough rage over the last 25 years they're willing to make death threats, fly flags in their front yard that say F**K THE PRESIDENT, attempt to overturn elections, kidnap governors etc.

#51 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2022-04-19 02:51 PM | Reply

" Surely if you find the results of this review objectionable, you must have your own better source of data analysis to contradict it, right?

You wouldn't just be generically casting doubt on something without anything to back that up, would you?

#48 | POSTED BY JOE AT 2022-04-19 02:16 PM | FLAG: "

What I'm saying is that internal audits are not the same thing as public audits. Public accounting firms like KPMG and Price Waterhouse exist for a reason. Now algorithm analysis is nowhere nearly as important as the type of work public accounting firms conduct. Nevertheless the same principle holds. That this is released a week after Musk makes a takeover bid and implies their moderation practices are ideologically discriminatory makes this audit very suspect.

#52 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-04-19 02:54 PM | Reply

So, Twitter conducted an audit of its own platform? That isn't an audit. A true audit is conducted by an unbiased third party.

#40 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER AT 2022-04-19 12:52 PM |

That was my exact thoughts. I wonder if the IRS would let us "self audit"

#53 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-04-19 03:24 PM | Reply

This is the part we should ALL find disturbing is that This was not a SURVEY or AUDIT of Twitter data. This info was a obtained from a BRAINWASHING EXPERIMENT performed on its 58 million worldwide users.

Most of us realize that Twitter curates our feeds, using amplification algorithms that influence our opportunity to view and content, and manipulate our inclination to share it. The idea is to keep us interested and clicking. The result is the creation of like minded echo chambers.

What they DIDN'T tell us is that for years they have been testing DIFFERENT algorithms to see how we react and respond. The results are compared against a secret "control group" of 2 million users who are the only ones whose feeds are free of algorithmic manipulation. Sort of like placebo people.

The results are that their algorithms "work" better at creating right bias than left bias. Regardless of which side you are on, this shows that Twitter is actively and successfully controlling our minds and behavior. It may be the most DANGEROUS weapon on the planet.

Link to the text of the "audit" www.pnas.org

#54 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-04-19 03:35 PM | Reply

"What they DIDN'T tell us is that for years they have been testing DIFFERENT algorithms to see how we react and respond."

Oh, so they did the same thing every marketing company does.

#55 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-19 03:37 PM | Reply

"The results are that their algorithms "work" better at creating right bias than left bias. Regardless of which side you are on, this shows that Twitter is actively and successfully controlling our minds and behavior. It may be the most DANGEROUS weapon on the planet."

Fair point.

The rise of right-wing populism in democracies like USA, Brazil, India, Turkey, and The Philippines is probably the most dangerous trend on the planet right now. Especially when coupled with the rise of right-wing populism in not-democracies like Russia and Saudi Arabia.

#56 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-19 03:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That this is released a week after Musk makes a takeover bid and implies their moderation practices are ideologically discriminatory makes this audit very suspect.

#52 | Posted by BellRinger

Yeah why would they ever want to use data and facts to defend themselves from a lying fascist's accusations? Veerrrry suspicious....

How dare they ideologically discriminate against people who are using their platform to overthrow democracy?

#57 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-04-19 03:45 PM | Reply

What I'm saying is that internal audits are not the same thing as public audits. Public accounting firms like KPMG and Price Waterhouse exist for a reason.

Nobody said this was a financial audit, ------. Call it a "study" if that fits into your little brain better. Now respond to the substance of it or just shut the ---- up already.

#58 | Posted by JOE at 2022-04-19 03:46 PM | Reply

That was my exact thoughts. I wonder if the IRS would let us "self audit"

#53 | Posted by lfthndthrds

They basically do now. Your billionaires puppet party crippled the IRS to the point where it's not much more than the honor system.

#59 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-04-19 03:47 PM | Reply

#54 Good point. Social media has figured out that lies are more engaging than the truth, and idiotic conspiracy theories are the result. Flat earthers, Q lies, pizza basement, Trump military tribunals, stolen election. Social media amplifies lies for profit, and hides behind free speech to avoid acknowledging these lies will destroy democracy.

#60 | Posted by bored at 2022-04-19 03:57 PM | Reply

" Nobody said this was a financial audit, ------. Call it a "study" if that fits into your little brain better. Now respond to the substance of it or just shut the ---- up already.

#58 | POSTED BY JOE AT 2022-04-19 03:46 PM | FLAG: "

Calm down, Joe.

Let me ask you this: if Fox News conducted an "internal study" of their coverage of Democrats vs Republicans would you blindly accept the results?

We all know the answer to that question.

Did Twitter release the algorithms for independent evaluation? Are the results of this study completely open and transparent? Do you really expect people to just accept, as a matter of faith, their stated outcome of an internal audit?

#61 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-04-19 04:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#32 Your 95% negative coverage 'study' was hyper partisan. www.newsbusters.org
They didn't include FOX News, just ABC's World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News.
These shows were mostly focused on the many disastrous actions of the Trump regime.
Biden was a candidate, so got little mention on these shows.

Confirmation bias is your super power.

#62 | Posted by bored at 2022-04-19 04:02 PM | Reply

#58. By the way, Joe. Learn how to read. I made a point of acknowledging it wasn't equivalent to a financial audit. Given how you selectively quoted my post you saw that point of clarification and deceptively pretended otherwise. Not a good look, Joe.

#63 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-04-19 04:04 PM | Reply

Are the results of this study completely open and transparent?

Yes. Did you bother to look?
www.pnas.org
www.pnas.org
Here's where you either ignore this information completely, or sift through it to conjure up some irrelevant data point that you feel is not adequately revealed in their materials, methods, anx supplemental information.

Let me ask you this

Sorry loser, you don't get to answer questions with other questions. And your hypothetical presumes all self-auditing entities are the same. Because pretending nothing is different from anything else is a hallmark of justifying life as a modern day rightwing POS.

#64 | Posted by JOE at 2022-04-19 04:12 PM | Reply

"Did Twitter release the algorithms for independent evaluation?"

If your threshold for believing what Twitter is doing requires seeing their algorithm (that you can't even understand), then you'll never believe what anyone says Twitter is doing. Which conveniently suits you just fine, since your world view requires you to be a victim.

They're not just going to make their source code public.

Do you really not know that? You're such a babe in the woods when it comes to understanding how busineses operate.

#65 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-19 04:21 PM | Reply

Looks like we now have another budding economist here...

#66 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-04-19 04:54 PM | Reply

Let me ask you this: if Fox News conducted an "internal study" of their coverage of Democrats vs Republicans would you blindly accept the results?

We all know the answer to that question.

Did Twitter release the algorithms for independent evaluation? Are the results of this study completely open and transparent? Do you really expect people to just accept, as a matter of faith, their stated outcome of an internal audit?

#61 | Posted by BellRinger

Was twitter created to lie to people on purpose like fox news was?

Roger Ailes realized he could have saved nixon if he had a propanda channel. So he created one. And used it to save the next criminal republican president.

#67 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-04-19 05:07 PM | Reply

"Let me ask you this: if Fox News conducted an "internal study" of their coverage of Democrats vs Republicans would you blindly accept the results?"

This the Fox News that went to court to establish their First Amendment Right To Lie?

Would you believe them?
???

#68 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-19 05:20 PM | Reply

This is probably why those extra chromosomal mouth breathers think they're a majority.

#69 | Posted by jpw at 2022-04-19 06:22 PM | Reply

Facebook's algorithm is the same as is YouTube. I belong to a couple of clearly liberal pages, and FB is always recommending that I like or join these far Reich pages. I know they pay for this distribution, but I keep reporting them for false or misleading advertising. The same is true of my YT feed. I subscribed to some more liberal commentators, and all of a sudden I'm getting recommendations from news sites with names like Patriot Power, etc. So again, I report them when I can, which allows me to permanently block them. It's annoying because there is nothing that says these POS are paying to show up in my feed, but when I report them, it explains why I'm seeing certain ads.

#70 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2022-04-19 07:25 PM | Reply

On Facebook, you are seeing ads and recommendations, clearly identified as ads and recommendations. Thats not the same as what Twitter is doing. Facebook displays your "friends" posts in sequential order as far as I know. Twitter doesnt. They pull older tweets you skipped or missed and elevate them to the top of your feed, based on their algorithms to make sure you see them. They are also dropping in tweets from people you don't follow, without identifying them as "suggested" or "recommended".

#71 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-04-19 08:24 PM | Reply

Facebook displays your "friends" posts in sequential order as far as I know. Twitter doesnt.

Not true at all. Both platforms default to an engagement-based order of post display, and on both you have the option to easily change to a chronological format.

#72 | Posted by JOE at 2022-04-20 07:47 AM | Reply

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