Facebook isn't biased against you. Your friends are.

Facebook isn't biased against you. Your friends are.

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Facebook isn't biased against you.
Your friends are.

Much has been made lately of social media “bias,” with groups and individuals on all sides arguing that they're the victim of biased treatment by social media platforms. But are the platforms really to blame?

Based on Facebook's own transparency report data, it turns out that a majority of actions to take down or remove social media content are generated by users,  not the platforms themselves, which should change the way people think about content moderation on these platforms. 

CGO Senior Director Chris Koopman takes an in-depth look at how platforms like Facebook moderate content, and who are actually the key drivers of content enforcement in this week's post for The Benchmark.

Read more of Chris' work here.
Read the full article on The Benchmark.

Video: Students at CGO

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Students are at the heart of everything we do at the Center for Growth and Opportunity.

If you're a student interested in doing research, gaining skills, and learning about transformational public policy ideas, apply for one of our student fellowships today!

Learn more about our student opportunities and how you can get involved here.

Podcast: How Policies Can Minimize Destructive Wildfires 

The summer wildfire season is already heating up in many parts of the country.

This week on Pacific Research Institute's Next Round podcast, CGO Researcher Brian Isom discussed his research on wildfires. He discusses why last year's Paradise and Napa Valley fires in California were so destructive, why devastating wildfires are becoming much more common in the West, the political battle over healthy forest management, and his advice for California policymakers to minimize the potential that such deadly fires will hit these communities again.

To listen to the full podcast interview, click here.

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