To both experts :
As mentionned by Amanda Hess in the New York Times, a Pew study from 2016 shown most of the Americans were getting their news from social media. Yet, algorithms tend to create ‘filter bubbles’ most users are not aware about, feeding them with one sided articles according to the set of preferences identified, therefore undermining the debate, as points out the former president Jimmy Carter and others.
So, as Facebook and Twitter are not supposed to be partisan sided compagnies, should not political news (or even news in general) and political communication not be submitted to users’ preferences to be pulled up to their news feed, especially in times of elections?
Could they rather be based, for example, on proportionnality?
I think the idea of proportionnality is interesting and could be linked to the other idea of “escaping fromthe filter bubble”.
However, I disagree with you on one point: the fact that Facebook and Twitter are not supposed to be partisan companies. They are private companies in a liberal economy and society, so according to me they are free to be left wing or right wing oriented. It is the responsibility of the user (knowing that these companies have certain political orientations) to make his/her individual choice to register on these platforms or not. If you want to control what type of content is allowed on Facebook or Twitter, then you would have to nationalised these companies, otherwise the State has very little to say on that matter.