‘Fiction is outperforming reality’: how YouTube’s algorithm distorts truth | Technology | The Guardian

Det er dybt bekymrende hvordan YouTubes algoritmer, der styrer strømmen af automatiske “næste klip” med det formål at fastholde vores opmærksomhed, i høj grad er en kilde til spredning af vold og misinformation.

“There are 1.5 billion YouTube users in the world, which is more than the number of households that own televisions. What they watch is shaped by this algorithm, which skims and ranks billions of videos to identify 20 “up next” clips that are both relevant to a previous video and most likely, statistically speaking, to keep a person hooked on their screen.”

Kilde: ‘Fiction is outperforming reality’: how YouTube’s algorithm distorts truth | Technology | The Guardian

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Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built – The New York Times

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“Facebook appeals to your lizard brain — primarily fear and anger,” he said. “And with smartphones, they’ve got you for every waking moment.”He said the people who made these products could stop them before they did more harm.“This is an opportunity for me to correct a wrong,” Mr. McNamee said.”

Kilde: Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built – The New York Times

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