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The Blind Spots in Facebook’s Ad Machine (Podcast)

Facebook’s ad platform is quick to learn, easy to use and incredibly profitable. But the complex algorithms that make the ads run are still a black box for most people, and that can create problems—particularly when it comes to politics. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology’s Sarah Frier and Brad Stone take a look at the some of the unintended consequences Facebook’s ad system, and why fixing them is harder than you might think.

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Running time 23:18

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