How Facebook fuelled France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests – AFP/France24

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« The yellow vests are not at all a structured movement — there’s no spokesman, it’s decentralised. So Facebook is ideal for them, » said Tristan Mendes France, who teaches digital culture at Paris-Diderot University.

The change in Facebook’s algorithms earlier this year lowered the visibility of content published on pages run by large media outlets, he explained.

« It prioritised content being shared by groups, individual profiles, and local information. This change in the algorithm has boosted the emergence of this movement, » he said.
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