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Katie Harbath

Facebook acknowledges social media’s risks to democracy

Facebook acknowledged Monday that widespread use of social media can be harmful to democracy, while pledging to work to minimize these risks. The world's biggest social network's comments were the latest response to persistent criticism for its role in allowing the spread of misinformation, reinforcing "filter bubbles" and facilitating harassment of dissidents and activists. "Now, we're as determined as ever to fight the negative influences and ensure that our platform is unquestionably a source for democratic good,"…