No more going viral: why not apply social distancing to social media?
The Guardian -

By limiting the number of people a user can share posts with, Facebook et al could help flatten the curve of misinformation

The dawn of the current era of weaponised misinformation can be dated with precision to September 2012. That was when Facebook started favouring posts by publishers and sending them enormous amounts of traffic. Over the next 12 months, Facebook referrals to Timemagazine jumped 208%, to BuzzFeed 855% and to Bleacher Report more than 1,000%. Websites such as Upworthy,...

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