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Articles tagged algorithmic accountability (5)

The Citizen Browser Project will pay 1,200 Americans to let The Markup monitor the choices that tech company algorithms are making for them. “What are they choosing to amplify? And what are they choosing not to amplify?”
“Journalists in every field need to have more skills to investigate those types of decision-making that are embedded in technology.”
“Currently, most tech investigations of Facebook…may have technically violated Facebook’s TOS. But without violating those rules, journalists can’t investigate our most important platform for public discourse.”
The algorithm that ranks content can make some truly strange decisions. What set of signals is Google News looking for?