Strengthening communities and democracy by disrupting identity-based hate and dangerous misinformation in digital spaces.
How Instagram's algorithm publishes misinformation and hate to millions during a pandemic
Using real examples of posts recommended to users by Instagram, we expose how the platform's algorithm is publishing dangerous misinformation about Covid and vaccines in the midst of a pandemic, as well as QAnon and antisemitic conspiracy theories. We set out clear steps by which Instagram's owner, Facebook, can put people over profit, fix its broken algorithm and protect its users.
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