Al Gore Brands Addictive Social Media Algorithms ‘Digital Equivalent of AR-15s’

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore criticized addictive social media algorithms during his appearance at the U.N. Climate Change Conference—also known as COP28—this week, branding them the “digital equivalent of AR-15s.”
The 45th vice president made the comments while speaking at the Bloomberg Green summit at COP28 on Dec. 5, where he called for such algorithms to be banned.
Mr. Gore’s comments come shortly after the attorneys general of 33 states filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta alleging the social media giant designed and deployed harmful features on its platforms to addict young users….


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