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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?”
After a false start, the unconventional team of algorithm investigators is ready to dive deep. “I’ve heard that we are tying our hands behind our backs, but there must be a way to engage an audience without subjecting readers to a surveillance ecosystem.”
Angwin is part of a new leadership team: Nabiha Syed, formerly associate general counsel at BuzzFeed, will be president, and Evelyn Larrubia, who was executive editor of Marketplace, will be managing editor.
After her ouster as editor-in-chief, multiple funders say they are taking steps to “reassess” their support.
The majority of the site’s editorial staff resigned this morning, and the future of a much-anticipated watchdog for technology companies is very much in doubt.
“Journalists in every field need to have more skills to investigate those types of decision-making that are embedded in technology.”
“I’ve long wanted to build a newsroom around this concept of pairing technical experts with journalists. So that is what this newsroom will be about.”
Can a Facebook Messenger bot used to collect stories from readers also double as a new form of storytelling? ProPublica thinks so.