Pinterest has a perfect response to harmful misinformation
Programming note: The Interface will be off Thursday as I finish up a project that I will share with you next week.
Since the reckoning over social networks began in 2016, a popular genre of content has emerged that I like to call Hey, These Search Results Are Bad. This genre of story comprises three parts:
- The reporter searches for something using a social network’s search engine.
- The search results are bad.
- The reporter writes a story about how the search results are bad.
Representative stories from the Hey, These Search Results Are Bad vault would include Here’s how YouTube is spreading conspiracy theories about the Las Vegas Shooting, by Charlie Warzel; As a conspiracy theory video spread after Texas shooting, YouTube works to…