Social media has forever changed the way we communicate. In many ways, i.e. the ability to share news faster than ever before, this technological progress has proven quite beneficial. Of course, sites like Facebook also present their own unique problems.
Aside from the fact that it is now easier than ever to disseminate patently false information to a wide and receptive audience, Facebook has faced numerous accusations that its programmers actively prevent certain conservative voices from being heard.
The most recent changes to the site’s algorithms are blocking some content while prominently featuring other posts. This means many users, even if they already ‘like’ a particular page, are not receiving that organization’s feed as part of their overall timeline.