The problem I am seeking to address is the spread of misinformation and “fake news” in general with the rise of social media platforms. I would like to delve into the algorithms of platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter, and how they play a massive role in the spread of “fake news”.
How can social media platforms combat false information from being spread when their main goal is profit through user engagement?
How can social media platforms alter their algorithms to keep people safe from false information?
Who is susceptible to receiving false information? What are the intentions of those spreading false information?