Yeah, because people wouldn’t know they were upset with the tax unless Facebook told them.
Via Daily Caller:
Buzzfeed believes Facebook’s algorithm is largely responsible for riling up France’s working class and encouraging them to riot against French President Emmanuel Macron’s climate agenda.
The so-called yellow vest movement roiling portions of France “is a beast born almost entirely from Facebook,” Buzzfeed writer Ryan Broderick noted in a post Wednesday. Macron’s sky-high carbon taxes take second-fiddle to Facebook’s algorithm, he suggests.
Broderick argues the change allowed so-called “Anger Groups” to spread viral messages on the social media platform that created an atmosphere of fear. These groups gained traction due to a Facebook change that emphasized local news over published pages.
“Due to the way algorithm changes made earlier this year interacted with the fierce devotion in France to local and regional identity, the country is now facing some of the worst riots in many years — and in Paris, the worst in half a century,” he argued.