This week, contributors Matt Ruby and Charles Gould join us to discuss recent announcements by Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook about how they plan to change the way they choose content to display for users, in response to recent criticisms — especially as related to the 2016 election. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the Academy Award nominated documentary, Strong Island, directed by Yance Ford. Along the way, we’ll also hear from a woman named Jessica, who told us about her attempted suicide and how it’s led her to value life and gain a new sense of purpose; Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel shares her take on rumors about Oprah Winfrey and Steve Kerry mulling presidential campaigns in 2020; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by The Royal They from their upcoming session of BTR Live Studio.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
Mentioned in the episode:
“Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share” // NY Times
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