CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan Maps How Liking Fox News and Trump on Facebook Leads Users to QAnon and Militias

The extreme political polarization in the nation finds itself in — and the role that Facebook plays in that dynamic — has become a hot topic of late, following Congressional testimony of whistleblower Frances Haugen and numerous reports dubbed the “Facebook Files” built off of leaked internal documents.

Donie O’Sullivan appeared on CNN’s New Day Tuesday morning and cited a specific internal Facebook report that mapped how a 41-year-old mother in North Carolina initially liked Fox News and former President Donald Trump pages to receiving recommendations for  QAnon and Three Percent Militia content.

Haugen appeared before British Parliament on Monday, explaining how the internal Facebook algorithm, powered by machine learning or a powerful artificial intelligence, rewards outlets
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