Slack Chat: Snake Oil Mountain and the Zuckerberg Effect

T: Hey J, have you seen this? https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-tool-russian-propaganda_us_5a15b895e4b09650540ef6d5 Facebook To Inform Users If They Fell For Russian Election Propaganda The social network plans to roll out the tool by the end of the year. J: I saw that. I think it would be more useful looking forward, though – telling people if the site they’re looking at now is Russian propaganda. T: I had a thought about it; you know about the monkey cage effect, right? If you are in a stinky cage full of monkeys, you eventually lose your sense of smell, and you forget about how much monkeys…

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