Facebook’s new algorithm will help pick the next president

Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg would have you believe, is like a chair. It’s a simply a platform for people to park their butts for a while, reconnect with old friends, get in impassioned arguments with loose acquaintances, and watch watermelons explode.

Chairs don’t have political opinions. They don’t favor one presidential candidate over another. They’re fundamentally neutral spaces upon which human beings can spout off any topic they wish.