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The Rise and Fall Of Facebook’s Politics Obsession
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The Rise and Fall Of Facebook’s Politics Obsession

Big Tech War Stories continues with Katie Harbath, the ex-Facebook public policy director who led the company’s election team during a 10-year tenure.

You may have noticed that Facebook wants to distance itself from politics. The company’s spokespeople say it’s working to “reduce politics” outright. New products like Threads are swearing it off in the early going. And nobody at the company seems eager for another election to play out on the Feed.

That’s one profound shift from the 2010s, when Facebook …

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