U.S. senators say social media letting algorithms ‘run wild’

FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Google logo in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday questioned how major social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google unit use algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve up new content to keep users engaged. The Senate Commerce subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Innovation heard from researchers who criticized the use of artificial […]

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