Category: Social media

06 Mar

Why you shouldn’t run a public consultation on Facebook

Marcelo Bursztein Privacy, Public engagement, Social media 0 Comments

The role of social media in the recent Brexit and US Presidential votes has seen some of the most popular networks criticized for contributing to the polarization of thinking.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms are designed to show users more of what they want to see. It is this capacity what makes them incredibly profitable advertising businesses. A capacity that is augmented with every like, comment, follow and share that is fed back into the system to continually enhance its targeting capability.