Julia Carrie Wong, writing for The Guardian:
Schiff’s search results were indeed alarming: autofill suggestions
for phrases such as “vaccination re-education discussion forum”, a
group called “Parents Against Vaccination”, and the page for the
National Vaccine Information Center, an official-sounding
organization that promotes anti-vaccine propaganda. And while
search results on Facebook are personalized to each user, a recent
Guardian report found similarly biased results for a brand new
If the congressman had tried to search “vaccines” on the rival
social media site Pinterest, however, he would have had little
more to screenshot than a blank white screen. Recognizing that
search results for a number terms related to vaccines were broken,
Pinterest responded by “breaking” its own search tool.
Via Jason Snell, who says:
Pinterest’s solution isn’t perfect, but at least they’re trying.
Which is more than we’ve seen from Facebook and Google.
Renee Diresta, back in August: “Free Speech Is Not the Same as Free Reach” — to me that gets to the core of what Pinterest is doing here.
★ Friday, 22 February 2019