Is anyone here going through the same situation? I usually consume content about films, series, anime, etc. But out of nowhere my feed started recommending racist, Nazi and right-wing content. I’m not saying that right-wingers are Nazis or racists, I’m saying that right-wing content is appearing to me alongside racist and Nazi content. Anyone here having the same problem?

  • Triasha@lemmy.world
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    8 minutes ago

    The algo assumes you must not be activated yet, and the most profitable way to do that is to make you a raging right winger.

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    8 hours ago

    It’s… Twitter (X). Not blaming you, but that’s literally what Musk wants people to see. Stop using it…

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    8 hours ago

    All right wingers aren’t nazis or racists, but all nazis and racists are right wingers so that might explain it.

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    15 hours ago

    Dude, Elon Musk bought it with the express purpose of amplifying far right voices. He just finally figured out how to get the algorithm to do it instead of pinning his favorite retweets and self tweets to the top of everyone’s feed.

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    Real answer, Elon made it more friendly to the far right (the racists and Nazis) and unbanned a bunch of them who had previously been banned for being too racist and Nazi. Then he introduced a subscription service where you pay to have Twitter spread your content.

    So that started a doom loop: The far right bought the additional views, people who didn’t appreciate the extra racism and Nazi views on their timeline left Twitter, but the view boost was paid for so it kept pushing those views to the fewer people who remained, then THAT volume of hate pushed more people away, etc.

    It probably got to the point that they couldn’t keep paid views high enough with just people who care about politics and they had to just push at all costs, eventually to you.

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    18 hours ago

    Because it’s fucking Twitter, are you serious? That place is a haven for right-wing asshats, of course it’s going to be overflowing with their shitty content.

    Stop fucking using that website.

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    19 hours ago

    I’m not having the same problem. My Twitter feed is filled to the brim with gay furry porn with a sprinkling of indie game development posts, just how I like it.

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    14 hours ago

    Cause you’re on Twitter you weirdo. Frankly anyone still using it is sus at this point.

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      8 hours ago

      The issue is that many of the people I follow are still on twitter, many even critical of Musk (ie. Stephen King)

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        They’re all liars. If they were really critical they’d be doing it elsewhere. You might as well call them volkswagen, IBM, and Hugo Boss. Cuz that’s all they are.

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      23 hours ago

      It’s really fucking hard for them to deny it at this point. Hate and racism has become their entire platform and the only reason they even have a chance of winning is because of decades of brainwashing idiots with propaganda.

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        15 hours ago

        Me: Republicans are hateful

        Republican: not me I’m one of the good ones, a paleo conservative!

        Me: then vote Libertarian

        Republican: oh I’ll sit at a table with the bad ones

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        22 hours ago

        That’s part of it, but without exploiting the massive failures of the US electoral system they’d never have enough people in the government to be able to take it over like they have.

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      1 day ago

      Same. And they are in this persons feed cause they are paying money to amplify hate. We allow corporations to make money off people spreading toxic ideology through the “veil” of advertising. We really need to fix up citizens united or whatever it was. Can’t recall which recent fuckery it was.

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    The snarky answer is “because you’re on twitter”

    The better answer is because Elon Musk likes that kind of content and not only allows it to proliferate, but also encourages it. Not only that, the nazis and their sympathizers have loads of money to spend on ads and bots