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How Pinterest Built One of Silicon Valley’s Most Successful Algorithms

Inside the company’s powerful recommendations tool — and its efforts to avoid the scandals facing its rivals

Illustration: Jordan Speer

LLike most social networks, Pinterest was built on assumptions and biases. Unlike most social networks, Pinterest admits it.




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