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Facebook recommended QAnon groups to a new user within 2 days of joining the platform, according to a new whistleblower report

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Facebook recommended a new user to join groups for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon within two days of her joining the platform, according to a new whistleblower report obtained by NBC News.
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Details from leaked internal Facebook documents were reported on Monday by several news outlets.
One document, "Carol's Journey to QAnon," reportedly shows how a new user found QAnon content.
A researcher reportedly said the user faced "a barrage of extreme, conspiratorial" content.
Facebook recommended QAnon groups to a new user within two days of them joining the platform, according to leaked internal research documents reportedly obtained by NBC News. A Facebook researcher created the account for that fictional user, positioned as a Christian mother from Wilmington, North Carolina, named "Carol Smith," according to NBC News, which said they reviewed the leaked document. The leaked document showed that Carol Smith had an affinity for politics and parenting, liked pages for...

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