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Articles tagged algorithmic authority (9)

The algorithm that ranks content can make some truly strange decisions. What set of signals is Google News looking for?
As algorithms play an ever-larger role in how we get news and information, it’s important to realize the ways that bias — intentional or not — can seep into their decisions. Nicholas Diakopoulos
“One of the things that happens to come with this notion of social discovery is just information overload. Twitter is a great social product, but it’s also a product that will give you 50 articles to read every hour.” Justin Ellis
Algorithms can help, but more fundamentally, we need to figure out what we want a diverse pool of information to look like.
Technologists and humanists take different approaches — and speak different languages.
Human curation will now be a regular feature of Google’s news aggregator. Megan Garber
May 13, 2011
June 17, 2010