Facebook is reportedly giving up on one super-genius method for flagging so-called “fake news” stories. Why? Brace yourselves:
Facebook drops its fake news flags after research showed they made users want to click even more. https://t.co/IYCXXkZKA4
— Axios (@axios) December 27, 2017
Who could have seen that coming? Well, a lot of people actually.
An unprecedented psychological discovery was made today https://t.co/j1gz0LFXsv
— It's a Wonderful Du Fu (@sekigonori) December 28, 2017
Of course people click on them, it's like a car crash humans need to see what the hoop la is all about. Facebook needs a better excuse.
— Nanette Price (@nanetteprice71) December 27, 2017
It's like the "parental advisory" on music. We loved when that took effect, made picking the albums with cussing easier to identify. ? Human nature at work.
— Tom G Stark (@TomStark913) December 27, 2017
Yeah, ? pic.twitter.com/ZVNLrPxRB0
— Rubber Ducky (@RubberD01) December 28, 2017
Yep. Which any psychology / behavioral econ researcher could have told them before implementation. https://t.co/UdCwUBHJP6
— Tristan Harris (@tristanharris) December 28, 2017
Facebook, supposedly pioneers in Artificial Intelligence and knowers of all things human psychology, learns that DO NOT TOUCH sign increases human desire to touch. https://t.co/gBulnsaoaE
— Andy Swan (@AndySwan) December 27, 2017
Person 1: "This smells horrible!"
Person 2: "Let me smell!"
The story of humanity. https://t.co/BO4tA9uRuS
— Rachel Aaron/Bach (@Rachel_Aaron) December 28, 2017