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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #28)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 06:47 PM

39. You do know they can tweak their online content to most appeal to individual readers, right?

It's a marketing tool that's been used for decades, and online perhaps most notably by Google tailoring the results you get for any given search based on past algorithms. It's also what contributed to (and continues) the development of red and blue Facebook feeds.

But don't take my word for it. Here's what they have to say about it:
https://help.nytimes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003965994-Personalization

Just in case you don't know about Facebook's red and blue feeds, here's a tool from the WSJ that allows us to compare trending posts on some political topics: http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

*Edited for bad sentence construction.

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