OAKLAND – Why is right-leaning thought and misinformation often the most popular shares on Facebook?  It’s because its algorithms feed the  emotions of discontent and tribalism,  explains The Washington Post’s culture and tech reporter Nitasha Tiku, in this interview with Beet.TV

The Trump Ban: The events of January 6 at the U.S. Capitol finally moved the tech platforms to suspend or ban Donald Trump.   It wasn’t the first time the president incited violence, violating the terms of use.  Why now?

She says the ban emanated from several factors including his advocating  a clear message of incitement. a response to employee demands and to the political climate in Washington where the tech giants have come under increased scrutiny.

Tiku, who reported the Trump Twitter ban story. says that options for establishing a new social megaphone of substantial reach will be difficult.

More on Facebook’ in “inciting”the insurrection in this op-ed in The New York Times.