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I was hoping to find someone else who mentioned this.

This catches me out regularly. I would not be surprised if a team at Google implemented this and immediately saw “increased engagement” from users in an AB test, so they locked it in permanently and considered it case closed, the science is in.

Scientism at its worst.

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