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(Bloomberg View) — If you’re on Facebook, then at some point over the past two weeks you got a little note from the company saying, “It’s been a great year! Thanks for being a part of it.” And then you saw your “Year in Review,” a collection of things that the company’s algorithms decided were your most important moments. The items were likely chosen because they showed up a lot in your stream or they garnered a lot of comments or they were shared. And that single feature, as many users pointed out, led to “inadvertent algorithmic cruelty.” Facebook pushed in our faces photos of loved ones who died and other heartwrenching moments from 2014.

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