“The news has become a little crazy”: Tim Cook explained why Apple uses editors, not algorithms

Hey, Facebook.

Tim Cook explained why Apple does not use algorithms to select news on the Apple News platform. According to the head of the company, the news “have become a little crazy” lately and people are coping better with them.

We feel that for Apple News the best stories should be selected by people to make sure that we do not promote content whose purpose is to anger people. 

Tim Cook
head of Apple

Cook added that he was not going to criticize those who act differently, but added that Apple “stands for quality, not for quantity.”

In November 2016, after the victory of Donald Trump in US elections, the Facebook newsletter was criticized for algorithms that lead to popular fake or untested news.

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