We have just combed through an in-depth analysis of Meta’s transparency updates for Facebook and Instagram and have penned a report on how significant these changes are. Read our analysis here.

Unfortunately, most of these updates do not give a fuller picture of how algorithmic rankings are determined, which is not only crucial, but essential  in understanding how news feeds are generated. For instance, what is the level of balance between a user’s interest and ‘discovery opportunities’ curated from Facebook’s AI recommendation.   

Additionally, we outline how these transparency updates match up against  EU’s Digital Services Act compliance, EU’s trailblazing regulation to create oversight over Large Online Platforms and Search Engines.