The Purge – tech giants’ algorithms don’t understand satire

The social media purge is in full swing, most notably on Twitter and Youtube, the latter of which has teamed up with the far-left and partisan SPCL to monitor content. Facebook seems to have an algorithm checking news articles with Snopes.com (another ideological left-wing outlet, painted to be a neutral partner). When they came across a headline that said ‘CNN purchases industrial-sized washing machine to spin news before publication’, I’m sure they had a very hard time figuring out its authenticity. So is the algorithm too stupid to recognize obvious satire, or Facebook is using this as a thinly veiled excuse for censorship?

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