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Articles tagged algorithmic authority (8)

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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. Nick Diakopoulos
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“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
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Algorithms can help, but more fundamentally, we need to figure out what we want a diverse pool of information to look like.
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Technologists and humanists take different approaches — and speak different languages.
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Human curation will now be a regular feature of Google’s news aggregator. Megan Garber
May 13, 2011
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