Results of searches on Amazon.com include books by extremists full of misinformation, and its recommendation algorithms send users down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, a new report says. Photo: Reuters
Results of searches on Amazon.com include books by extremists full of misinformation, and its recommendation algorithms send users down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, a new report says. Photo: Reuters
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Amazon.com algorithms push users towards extremist misinformation and conspiracy theories, study finds

  • The report, from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, shows how searches on Amazon.com, as on other digital platforms, bring up misinformation
  • Amazon says its ‘shopping and discovery tools are not designed to generate results oriented to a specific point of view’

Results of searches on Amazon.com include books by extremists full of misinformation, and its recommendation algorithms send users down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, a new report says. Photo: Reuters
Results of searches on Amazon.com include books by extremists full of misinformation, and its recommendation algorithms send users down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, a new report says. Photo: Reuters
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